Grade Level: Middle and High School biology teachers
Subject: Biology-- genetics, genomics, and ethics
Student Task: Choose a book from a given list and submit a brief book report to the 2001 Biology Institute list serv.
Teacher Role: The facilitator compiles a list of books pertaining to genetics, genomics, and ethics. He or she sends this list to participants and asks them to write a brief book report, keeping in mind a series of guiding questions.
Grouping: Participants would work in pairs or small groups. Groups would decide by themselves how to divide tasks.
Hook: The facilitator sends participants an email, welcoming them to the 2001 Biology Institute. The email describes some of the projects participants will engage in during the institute and encourage everyone to prepare themselves for these endeavors.
Student-Directed Learning: Participants may choose the book they review, as well as the small groups in which they work.
Use of Technology: An email list serv is the primary mode of communication among participants and facilitator.
Assessment: Book reports would be assessed by the facilitator based on how well they describe the ethical issues brought out in the selected book.
Created for the Fermilab
LInC program sponsored by Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory Education
Office and Friends
of Fermilab, and funded by United
States Department of Energy, Illinois
State Board of Education, North
Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which
is operated by North Central Regional
Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National