Cells in the News

 

Objectives:

 

·        To develop a basic understanding of Stem Cells, Cryosurgery, and RNAi.

·        To increase knowledge and problem solving skills in the science area

·        To increase vocabulary and reading comprehension in the science area for the GED or other educational goals

 

Outcomes:

 

·        To correctly complete the online activities found on this page

·        To have a greater understanding of specific scientific topics found in the news.

 

Warm-Up:

 

Go through the following two activities found on the Pilot Project Science website:  1) Cells and Cell Processes and 2) Genetics, DNA, Heredity and Punnet Square.

 

New Instruction:

 

1.      Sites are listed in order.

2.      If a site has a worksheet attached, print worksheet then click on site.

3.      If no worksheet is available, click on site and take good notes.

4.      After completing worksheet or reading through the site, take the online quizzes or test (if available).

 Note:  All note-taking activities have no answer keys.

 

Webpage Title/Content

Grade Level

GED

College

Prep.

Teacher created worksheet

Online test, quiz or interactive activity

NOVA—Stem Cells

 

 

Click on “Watch the Segment” and watch the 15-minute broadcast.  Print the worksheet and click on “The Cloning Process”.  Follow the directions found on the worksheet.    

9-12

Yes

Yes

Click here for worksheet.

 

 

Click here for answer key.

 

Take the interactive poll, “Should we allow cloning for Stem Cell Research?”.

 

NOVA—Frozen Frogs

 

 

9-12

Yes

Yes

Click here for worksheet.

 

Click here for answer key.

 

No

NOVA—RNAi

 

 

Click onto “RNAi explained”.  Be sure to go through the “show metaphor” part of each step.  Take good notes.

 

After going through the above, print the worksheet.  Click on “Watch the Segment” and answer the worksheet questions.

9-12

Yes

Yes

Click here for worksheet.

 

Click here for answer key.

No

 

Feedback and Review:

 

After completing the worksheets, interactive activities and/or the test (if available), have the teacher verbally quiz or discuss the material.

 

Transfer of Knowledge or Skills:

 

Review the initial material (from the website), and retake the online test or quizzes (if available) in a week.

 

 

Click here F to return to Science Homepage.