Unit 4: Bioethics and the Future of Biotechnology

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What's the future of biotechnology? Explore a hot topic in the fourth and final unit in a series of Biotechnology lessons. Learners develop an understanding of the many issues in bioethics, then create an argument for or against the role of biotechnology in human development.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • As an opener, have pupils list physical traits they would alter, such as height or hair color
  • Incorporate student-written arguments into a spirited in-class debate
Classroom Considerations


  • The activities encourage independent thought and provide an opportunity to practice scientific argument writing
  • Extensions make the unit easy to expand upon for advanced classes 

  • None
Common Core