Ethics Card Sort: Genetic Modification - Arguments For & Against

Should scientist be allowed to play God with nature in order to solve the problems caused by climate change, disease and defective genes? What are the dangers and benefits of swapping genes from one species to another? This outstanding resource has been tried and tested in the classroom over many years and aims to help students understand some of the ethical and religious arguments for and against Genetic Modification or GM. . It can be used as a starter, plenary or main activity to accompany any main stream text book or resource on this topic. The nature of the task means that it appeals to the full range of ability.

When you purchase this resource, you will be able to download a single page Word Document which contains a learning objective, instructions, two heading cards as well as sixteen fully editable statements that can sorted under them. I’ve also linked in two video clips to this page which are worthwhile watching with your students depending on their ability.

The aims of this lesson / activity are:

Theme: The Value of LIfe
Know: What is Genetic Modification?
Understand: What are the arguments for and against scientists being allowed to modify genes?
Evaluate: Should scientist interfere with the laws of nature through genetic modification?

WILF - What am I Looking For?
Identify and describe - What is genetic modification and why are some people opposed to it?
Explain - the arguments for and against using genetic modification?
Analyze - Should scientist be allowed to use GM technologies to save or improve life?

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Created: Aug 16, 2018

Updated: Feb 18, 2019


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