Mammoths vs. Mastodons: What's the Criteria for De-Extinction?

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If you could, would you bring back mammoths or mastodons? What about resurrecting other species? Viewers consider some of the ethical and practical considerations involved in de-extinction.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use with a unit study of DNA, genomes, or cell biology
  • Flip the lesson having class member view the video, complete the comprehension exercise, and research some of the links before returning for discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes viewers have some knowledge of genomes
Pros
  • A great video to generate lively debate of both the scientific and moral aspects of de-extinction
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