Stem Cells

Required Components
  • Provide research related to stem cells and the scientific processes and therapies related to stem cells.
  • Explain the definition of a stem cell and blastocyst.
  • Explain the two types of stem cells, embryonic and adult, and their characteristics.
  • Show the similarities and differences between embryonic and adult stem cells.
  • Explain stem cell research and therapies.
  • Explain why stem cells are a controversial topic. Create an entire page for this topic. Present different sides of the argument. Give examples.
  • What does the future look like for stem cell use?
  • Include pictures, diagrams, examples and news stories about stem cells.


Helpful Resources to Get Started

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/science/adultstem_graphic.pdf
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/science/adultstem_fact.pdf
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/tech/stemcells/scissues/
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/stem-cells/index.html

http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/pages/basics4.aspx
http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles/winter01/stem_cell.html
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/449djpmz.asp?pg=1
http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/stem-cell6.htm
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/innovation/episode6_essay1.html