Engage your students in this quick NETFLIX episode (about 20 minutes) on the concepts of aging! Before diving into the episode, answer a couple "pre-watch" questions as a class to get the students thinking about aging. Then, start the episode that will guide them through the "during-watch" questions, pausing to make sure they're able to keep up! This episode will discuss the billion dollar anti-aging industry, how our cells and chromosomes cause aging, and genetic mutations that have doubled the lifespans of organisms. Finally, finish the episode with a quick post-watch question to spark discussion/debate. This episode could be used in any biology or health class. It would be perfect during a cellular division or genetics unit.
The worksheet is 25 questions total, 3 of which are pre-watch questions and one is a post-watch question. You may need to pause the episode to ensure students don't miss anything. Or, you could use this as substitute work. A key is provided!