Fermilab LInC Online

Genetics, Genomics, and Genethics

Working Groups: Using What We Learn


As a working group, you will use an ethical issue of your choice to apply the skills and techniques you will learn in the common institute labs. You will will share the results of your efforts by

  • Creating a "mind map" to share at the American Museum of Natural History on July 19th, in conjunction with the instituteís public symposium, Teaching in the Age of the Genome.

  • Developing a curricular unit involving genetics, genomics, and genethics.

  • Authoring an article suitable for publication in a science education journal, such as The American Biology Teacher.

Getting Started- Taking the First Step

1) Identify ethical, legal, or social  issues associated with recent developments in genetics or genomics.
2) Develop a question related your selected issue(s) that can be answered through an experiment or research.

Click here for a few examples.

Moving Ahead- Research in Action

3) Carry out the research, using lab protocols learned during the institute.

Making Sense of It All- Analyze and Apply

4) Discuss the results of  your research.
5) Show how this research activity can be used with students in the classroom.

For more details on how to design your project, take a look at the project rubric.

First Thoughts

Getting Started

Forming Working

Working Group


Web Resources

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 Science Foundation.

uthor: Deborah Engel-DiMauro (engel@woodrow.org
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation-- Princeton, NJ
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/genethics/wkgroup.html