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Am I a Carrier for Cystic Fibrosis?
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After completing this lesson, students will have a better grasp of genetic terminology such as genotype, phenotype, carrier, homozygous, heterozygous, autosomal, dominant, and recessive. Students will also become more competent in using Punnett squares to predict traits in offspring (cystic fibrosis (CF) status in this case). Finally, after experiencing the difficulty of making a genetic decision, students will become more aware of the complexity of such bioethical decision making.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date Added:
01/11/2017
Am I a Carrier for Cystic Fibrosis?: Cystic Fibrosis Fact Sheet
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This fact sheet is a supplemental resource to be used in conjunction with the lesson "Am I a Carrier for Cystic Fibrosis?" After completing this lesson, students will have a better grasp of genetic terminology such as genotype, phenotype, carrier, homozygous, heterozygous, autosomal, dominant, and recessive. Students will also become more competent in using Punnett squares to predict traits in offspring (cystic fibrosis (CF) status in this case). Finally, after experiencing the difficulty of making a genetic decision, students will become more aware of the complexity of such bioethical decision making.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date Added:
01/11/2017
The Bioethics of Gene Therapy
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In this lesson, students read accounts of recent gene therapy trials and consider the ethical implications in each and in continuing gene therapy trials as a whole. Using a bioethical decision-making model, students will state the ethical questions, list relevant facts, identify stakeholders, consider values and develop possible solutions to dilemmas that arise form gene therapy treatments.

Subject:
Biology
Career Technical Education
Health Science Education
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Biotechnology
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BiotechnologyGiving us credit when you use our content and technology is not just important for legal reasons. When you provide attribution to CK-12 Foundation, you support the ability of our non-profit organization to make great educational experiences available to students around the world.Our Creative Commons License welcomes you to use our content and technology when you give us attribution. If you have any questions about our policies, contact us at support@ck12.org

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
ERIN WOLFHOPE
Date Added:
03/19/2020
Bringing Biotechnology to Life - Final Project - Research and Public Presentation
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In this lesson, students will conduct research on biotechnology. Then they will form an opinion on biotechnology and genetic engineering. They will then write an essay expressing their opinions using correct form, grammar, and spelling.

Provider:
American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture
Date Added:
07/17/2018
Cloning: What is Cloning?
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Students learn information on cloning including how it is done, how it differs from natural cloning and comparing cloning an organism to cloning a gene,

Subject:
Agricultural Education
Career Technical Education
Health Science Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Cloning: Why Clone?
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Students learn information about why cloning exists. Topics include cloning in medicine, reviving endangered or extinct species, reproducing a deceased pet, cloning livestock, drug production and cloning humans.

Provider:
Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah
Author:
Genetic Science Learning Center
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Creating Genetic Counselor Pamphlets
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In this lesson, students will discuss the pro's and con's of prenatal genetic testing. Then students will research a particular genetic disorder and create a pamphlet about the disorder from the point of view of a genetic counselor.

Subject:
Biology
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
PBS
Author:
PBS
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The DNA Detective Game
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In this game, students are introduced to the use of DNA in forensics and the ethical questions involved.

Provider:
Science in School
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Ethical Dilemmas in Fighting Infection
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Students explore ethical issues related to fighting infection. Students learn about the science involved and the associated ethical dilemmas. They have opportunities to discuss and deliberate before making their own decision that they can justify.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Ethical Frameworks and Transgenics
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This activity will help students identify ethical issues raised by transgenic animals and find out more about the 5 common ethical frameworks used to guide ethical decision-making - Consequences, Rights and Responsibilities, Autonomy and the right to choose for oneself, Virtue ethics, Multiple perspectives. The activity will encourage students to discuss the issue of genetically modifying animals to help treat human diseases.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Ethics and Pig Cell Transplants
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Students use role-playing to explore different stakeholders' perspectives on the issue of using pig cells to treat type 1 diabetes. Transplanting pig cells into humans is a type of xenotransplantation, which raises ethical issues about animal welfare, individual rights and risk of spreading disease. Peoples' views will be influenced by their cultural, spiritual and religious perspectives.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
Ethics of Modifying Cows With Human Genes
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Students explore different stakeholders' perspectives on using transgenic cows to make medicines and weigh up the consequences, both benefits (pluses) and harms (minuses) in order to guide decision-making on this issue. The activity forms part of the unit plan Ethics of transgenic cows.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Learning Hub
Date Added:
03/09/2018
From "Designer Jeans" to "Designer Genes": An Analysis of the Use of Biotechnology in Society Today
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Students will discover ethical issues surrounding the practice of genetic engineering in reproductive medicine and understand key terms and concepts related to the science of genetic engineering. Students will also read the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and write a paper comparing and contrasting the ethical and societal conflicts in Huxley's society with our society's use of biotechnology.

Subject:
Biology
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UGA Extension
Author:
Jackie Hoffman
Date Added:
02/26/2019
GM Foods: Are They Safe?
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In this lesson, students will examine potential benefits and risks of genetically modified (GM) foods. Students conduct an interview at a biotech company, analyze nutritional information on food labels, design enhanced GM food products, and participate in a class debate on the topic. This lesson includes several literacy components, including reading a scientific article, conducting basic research, and writing assignments.

Subject:
Biology
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Action Bioscience
Author:
Ronald Brian Watts, Ph.D.
Date Added:
02/26/2019