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Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan

Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan
Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan
Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan
Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan
Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan
Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan
Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan
Stem Cell Research Controversy/ Cloning - what is it? Why? Lesson Plan
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Directions: Read the information provided to you about “Stem Cell Controversy” and answer the following questions. BE READY TO DEBATE THIS NEXT CLASS!!!!

1. Why is stem cell research controversial? (You may wish to briefly describe both sides of the debate)




2. Complete the chart below, by summarizing the arguments FOR stem cell research then provide your own opinion next to each argument
Arguments FOR Stem Cell Research
Argument Summary of Argument Your opinion of this argument

Utilitarian


Human Potential vs. Humanity

Consequential (ism)


Efficiency

Superiority of Embryonic Stem Cells


3. Complete the chart below, by summarizing the arguments AGAINST stem cell research then provide your own opinion next to each argument
Arguments AGAINST Stem Cell Research
Argument Summary of Argument Your opinion of this argument

Embryos are lives



Exploring alternative therapeutic options


Scientific Flaws


Overstatement of Research Potential


Stem Cells W/Out Embryonic Destruction
4. What is Therapeutic Cloning?





5. What is Reproductive Cloning?




6. What is the concern in regards to sourcing human eggs?




7. What is the concern of applying therapeutic cloning treatments?





8. In general, what do the polls indicate?





9. Based on your reading, and your own personal knowledge… Are you for Stem Cell/ Embryonic Cell Research or against? EXPLAIN. (Be prepared to defend your answer)




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