Cortney Flannery 2015-2016
Discovering DNA and Genetics Using Action Research
During the first 4 days of this exploration, students will use a book entitled Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics. The book uses real life stories to approach information regarding recent developments and bioethical issues common to the study of genetics. Topics for the student groups will include a history of DNA, using DNA in the court system, human behavior, genetic engineering, diseases and medicine and genetic technologies. Student work will then transition into a five day STEM lab-based study. Once the lab research is complete, students will have 2 days to prepare a presentation based on the elements of their literary research and lab findings. The students’ work will be presented to the public at the school’s academic showcase.