Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Understanding Genetics - Tech Museum of Innovation

The Tech Museum of Innovation, located in San Jose, California has an interesting online display about genetics. The online display covers the science of genetics and the politics of genetic engineering. The online display includes a series of videos from the Future of Science Conference. In the video leading scientists and philosophers discuss topics related to genetics.

Applications for Educators
The science of genetics displays are informative and appropriate for use with students in middle school and high school.
The videos and articles discussing the ethics and politics of genetic engineering and gene therapy are appropriate for use with high school students.
Below I have embedded a video featuring Daniel Dennet discussing genetics at the Future of Science Conference.