Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Cloning Web Quest - Section 4: Connecting the Learning


In Connecting the Learning I shared the following with my students:

Research and technology has given scientists the ability to clone. But just because we can do something should we?

I explain to students that I do not expect them to debate this issue, only to understand that their learning will provide the information they need to be informed decisions makers as adults. 

It is important that you always ask the next question and use your knowledge of science to lead to you making an informed decision. There are many myths still be portrayed about cloning in movies. Next time you see a clone in a movie think about the scientific accuracy of the movie.

I like sharing thought questions with students that extend beyond the scope of the lesson. Simply because the task is over does not mean the thinking should stop. I hope to plant a seed that will encourage students to think about how to frame emerging science discoveries. Scientists make discoveries but they do not decide how the information should be used. There is always more to the story than just the facts.


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Cloning Web Quest

Unit 7: Genetics
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT explain the history of cloning and potential uses of cloning in the future

Big Idea: Cloning - does that mean I can have a twin?

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