This activity requires students to synthesize information about technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms; specifically gene therapy (MS-LS4-5 and HS-LS4-2). Working as a pediatric oncology nurse, students use provided web resources to develop a nurse-patient conversation to convince the patient and her family to participate in a new gene therapy clinical trial to save her life. Purchase includes 5E lesson plan, online career exploration resources, student worksheet, grading checklist, and answer key. To be successful in this lesson, students need to understand what genes are, as well as the basic mechanisms of genetic inheritance and expression.
Grades: 7-12 / Total Pages: 12