Science Probe II Technology Activities
Cloning has been carried out in animals (the Dolly project
in Great Britain) and offspring were produced. Conduct an Internet search
to learn about cloning. Find out answers to the following questions:
a.Why are these animal projects "cloning" (not really
considered to be true cloning)?
b.How, genetically, were these offspring produced?
c.What are these research groups doing as follow-up projects?
d.What legal and ethical rules do these research groups follow?
It might also be helpful to correspond through e-mail or
talk in a web discussion site with a biologist or geneticist to get your
answers. Prepare a multimedia presentation to inform your classmates of
what you have learned. Below is a web site to get you started:
Scientific American: Feature Article: Cloning For Medicine:
Activity 18A – Use a word processing
program to answer the questions raised in this activity. When you have
finished answering the questions, print them and secure them in your SCIENCE
PROBE Logbook. Transfer the electronic document to a presentation program,
and share the responses with your classmates. Compare your responses to
others in your class, and discuss some reasons why they might be different.
Remember that there are no wrong answers.
Activity 18C – Conduct an Internet
search for the disease you have selected within your group to find answers
to the questions asked in this activity. When you are satisfied that you
have enough information to answer all questions, input your information
into a word processor. Don’t forget to include your sources. Meet back
with your group, and place all group members’ answers into one document.
Organize this document into a simple presentation, transfer it to a presentation
program, and share your results with your classmates.