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Cloning Man's Best Friend


Author(s)

Eric Przykuta
Science Department
Lancaster Middle School
eprzykuta@lancaster.wnyric.org

Abstract

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.


Objectives

  • 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.

Keywords

Cloning

Educational Level

Middle school, High school

Format

PDF

Type Methods

Dilemma/Decision, Role-Play

Language

English

Subject Headings

Biology (General)  |   Science (General)  |  


Date Posted

02/03/03

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