WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT STEM CELL RESEARCH?
This activity probes students' positions on stem cell research and calls for them to explain their reasoning. It can be used at the beginning of their exploration of stem cell research, at the end, or both.
Definition of an embryo, how embryos are produced through in vitro fertilization, therapies that may be developed through stem cell research, how therapeutic cloning can be used to produce embryonic stem cells, the difference between adult and embryonic stem cells.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Class Time: 10-20 minutes
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