Vector Selector

This Vector Selector lesson plan also includes:

How do genetic engineers determine which vector to use? Scholars research different vectors and their advantages and disadvantages in part six of six-part Gene Therapy: Molecular Bandage module. Then, in small groups, they determine which vectors to use in various situations, perform more research on the topic, and then present their findings to the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Personalize learning by allowing choice in the way pupils present their findings
  • Divide the class into five groups and assign each group a different vector to pitch
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires some review and prep of material before assigning to learners

  • Contains comprehensive teacher answer key
  • Real-world application adds interest

  • None
Common Core