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.

Prior Knowledge Needed

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.

Time Required

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Class Time: 10-20 minutes

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What Do You Think About Stem Cell Research? Print-and-Go

NCRR/SEPA

Supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) [No. 1 R25 RR16291-01] from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The contents provided here are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NCRR or NIH.