In this resource, students will learn about concepts related to stem cells, including the characteristics of stem cells, stem cell applications and stem cell research.
3 x 20 minutes or 2 periods
Stem cell research has the potential to help scientists understand a great many things, such as development, aging and disease. Eventually, scientists hope to be able to use stem cells to treat disease and injuries—what as known as regenerative medicine.
What is the purpose of stem cell research?
Students will use a variety of learning strategies to become familiar with concepts related to stem cells, including the characteristics of stem cells, stem cell applications and stem cell research.
Stem cells (adult and embryonic) have the potential to be used for many purposes including research into development, toxicity and aging, as well as for regenerative medicine to replace damaged or diseased cells and tissues.
As an introduction to this lesson series, students will access and activate prior knowledge about the topic of stem cells using an Admit Slip Learning Strategy.
Suggested Timing: 10 minutes
1 per student
Students will use a Vocabulary Preview learning strategy to preview, assess and categorize vocabulary that they will encounter in upcoming stem cell videos.
Suggested Timing: 20 minutes
Students will acquire and organize information from three stem cell videos using a View, Stop-Write & Discuss learning strategy.
Suggested Timing: 30 minutes
In this final activity, students will consolidate their learning about stem cells by writing a video review using the Video Review learning strategy.
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