How Was That Sheep Cloned?
Grade Levels: 3 - 5
Students discover how scientists took DNA from a cell in one sheep to clone
a brand new sheep that was genetically identical to the original.
SUGGESTED TIME ALLOWANCE
OBJECTIVES use vocabulary related to cloning.
learn how scientists used DNA to clone a sheep.
learn how scientists hope to use cloning to help people with serious diseases.
MATERIALS Activity worksheet: Carbon
Website: Cloning Dolly
Website: The Cloning of Dolly (http://www.luc.edu/faculty/wwasser/dev/shclone.htm)
PROCEDURESIntroduce key vocabulary: cell, clone, DNA,
Have students visit the Carbon
Ask students to complete the Carbon
Copies worksheet using the information found at the Cloning Dolly and The Cloning of Dolly websites.
Encourage students to write on the back of their activity worksheet two, three,
or more questions that they would like to ask Dolly.
Have students work individually or with partners.
Set up a time when students can share their results, discoveries, and questions.
Discuss ways to determine the answers to the new questions.
ASSESSMENTUse the Scoring Guide Rubric to assess students'
understanding of the topic and group discussion skills.
U.S. STANDARDS CORRELATIONmany characteristics of an organism are inherited from the parents of the
organism, and other characteristics result from an individual's interactions
with the environment.
hereditary information is contained in genes (located in the chromosomes
of each cell), each of which carries a single unit of information.
scientists make the results of their investigations public; they describe
the investigations in ways that enable others to repeat the investigations.
National Science Education
Students develop understanding that:
National Educational Technology
Standards demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology
use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote
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