April 5th, 2017

*NOTE: This was done with a Substitute!*

Objective: To explore how biotechnology is being used in today’s society


  1. Bellwork:
    -What is making global warming accelerate?
    -How does cloning/bring back the Woolly Mammoth combat climate change?
    -In your opinion; is is a good idea for us to bring back any extinct species? (Hint: think of the havoc that invasive species cause!)

    -¿Qué está haciendo acelerar el calentamiento global?
    -¿Cómo clonar / traer de vuelta el Mamut Woolly combatir el cambio climático?
    -En tu opinión; Es una buena idea para nosotros para traer de vuelta a cualquier especie extinta? (Sugerencia: pensar en el estrago que causan las especies invasoras!)

  2. Watch Segment from Season 5 Episode 5 of VICE news – Our Bionic Future (second half- start @ 18:30).  While watching, answer the following questions:
    1. Describe 3 different types of Assistive technology you saw at the Bionic Olympics
    2. What is the end result of the deep brain stimulation that Dr. Rezai performs on the patent with Parkinson’s disease?
    3. Ian Berkhart is paralyzed. What accident occurred to put him in this condition?
    4. What did doctors do (surgically) that allows him to have use of his arms?
  3. Read the Article ‘Man with quadriplegia employs injury bridging technologies to move again – just by thinking’ and answer the questions on Our bionic future worksheet


DiscoveyEducation.com Quiz 25


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