Lesson Plan

Introduction to Personal Genetics

Adolescents have the opportunity to consider how they feel about the possibilities presented by the current availability of genetic sequencing. After some instruction, they participate in a four-corners activity in which you read a controversial statement, and they gather into groups depending on whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. 

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CCSS: Designed
Classroom Considerations
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Pros
  • Gets kids to evaluate their opinions about controversial questions of genetics
  • Addresses standards in the Common Core for literacy in science and social studies
  • PowerPoint provided to prepare the class for the activity and discussion
Cons
  • None