Ethics in Genetics Activity for Upper Middle and High School Science Classroom

An offering by University of Nebraska Medical Center

Ethics in Genetics Activity for Upper Middle and High School Science Classroom
Time required: at least 1.5 – 2 hours (depends on classroom size)

A scientist from the UNMC Munroe Meyer Institute will come to your classroom to have a discussion of ethical issues in genetics. Students will examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics while playing a simulation game to explore ethical concepts, such as genetic engineering. The game, called “Luck of the Draw”, will engage students as they contend with the concept of “designer babies”.

Must contact us at sepa@unmc.edu to schedule a classroom visit with a scientist. Please note “STEM Activity Request: Ethics in Genetics” on the email subject line. Requires at least 2.5-week notice. Teachers making the request must include their Name, School, Grade level, Classroom Size, and 2-3 potential dates/times to schedule the visit to the classroom. A UNMC scientist will respond with availability.
Audience
Student
Format
In-person
Location
Omaha, NE
Start Date
1st March, 2021
End Date
10th December, 2021
Start Time
9:00 AM
End Time
5:00 PM
Fee
Free
Category
Science - Health
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