Cloning Man's Best Friend
Lancaster Middle School
The Cleaver family of television fame faces a dilemma—whether or not to clone their recently deceased dog Spot. Written for a high school introductory biology class, the case provides students with an opportunity to discuss animal cloning and its ethical implications. Students role-play the viewpoints of the father and mother, Jack and Grace Cleaver, and their son Ralphy as well as the dog Spot and debate the various positions on cloning.
- Discuss the ethical issues involved in animal cloning.
- Discuss the pros and cons of cloning.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the cloning process.
- Clear up any misconceptions regarding the process of cloning.
Topical AreasEthics, Scientific argumentation
Educational LevelMiddle school, High school
Type / MethodsDilemma/Decision, Role-Play
Subject HeadingsBiology (General) | Science (General) |
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