Should Parents Select the Sex of Their Children?
- Teacher: Jeanine Nakakura
- Honolulu, HI
- Subject: Sex Selection, Genetics, Ethics
- Grade Level(s): 9 10 11 12
- Target Audience: Biology I & II, AP Biology, Genetics
- Materials Needed: handout
- Class Time: 45 minutes
- Brief Summary:
Students are given a set of ten situations. They must decide if sex selection should or should not be recommended.
- Student Objective(s):
Students will/should be able to make decisions on sex selection cases, rationalize their decision/choices on sex selection and understand the ethical/moral implications of their decisions.
- Description of Activities:
Students will work in groups to come to a decision on each of ten cases regarding sex selection. Each group will get one handout and must make a decision as a group for their recommendation.
- Integration (tying it all together):
Students will learn about genetics, ethics/morals and implications of using our technology in society.
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