[Editable] Get your students thinking about how using the human genome project has both advantages and disadvantages. This activity involves student research, oral presentation, claim-evidence-reasoning skills, and more. It is a student-centered activity, with students leading the research process and debate.
- task card with introduction, procedures, and Cornell note-taking space
This activity is aligned with the following NGSS (CCSS + AERO) standards:
- LS3-1 Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
- LS4-4 Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
- LS4-5 Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
This activity is part of this UNIT BUNDLE: Life on Earth.
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