Human cloning is quite possibly the most contentious and uncertain of all of the medical science discoveries and research efforts of the past century and its future is quite uncertain. This exercise, developed by Keith Nuthall of the Poway Unified School District in California, challenges students to consider the ethics, politics, and science of cloning en route to devising a detailed answer to the question, "What government policy should be established to regulate cloning?" Provided are lots of resources for the student and teacher, including lots of website links, tools for the project, a Teacher Toolbox, and more. Also useful are links to standards and a timeline of how long the project might take. Definitely a great problem-based activity using a contemporary issue that illuminates the uncertainties of science and society.
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