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Bio/Chem Ethics

Profiled: A Brief History of Identification (Interactive Timeline and Lesson Plan)

Facial recognition is just the newest chapter in a 200-year history of law enforcement agencies trying to identify and generally keep track of bad guys.

QUIZ: How Good Are You At Detecting Bias? (with Lesson Plan)

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan Teach with the Lowdown

Endangered Orangutans and the Palm Oil Industry: An Environmental Science Case Study

In this lesson, we present students with an environmental quandary to debate — a case study about the best way to protect orangutans given the deforestation shrinking their natural habitat in Southeast Asia.

Tinkering With Nature: Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Genetically Engineering Animals

In this lesson, students will learn about the process of gene editing in animals and consider the ethical questions inherent in using this new tool.

Text to Text | 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' and 'The Sequel'

We invite students to explore the science and ethics of using human cells and tissue for medical research through the lens of Rebecca Skloot’s 2010 book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” and a related 2013 Op-Ed.

Reader Idea | Using Proposed Soda Ban to Introduce Viewpoints on Progressivism

Learn about the Progressive Era alongside the recent proposed (and defeated) ban on large sugary drinks in New York City by reading a variety of documents on both issues.

Mandatory Vaccinations: Yea or Nay? - Citizen U

High SchoolLesson Overview:In this lesson, students analyze primary sources to inform their ability to discuss and make decisions on issues related to vaccination.

Chinese police are wearing sunglasses that can recognize faces

The eyewear is able to identify individuals from a database of 10,000 suspects within one-tenth of a second.

IRL Podcast Episode 10: Face Value

From Snapchat filters to Apple’s Face ID, biometric technology plays a growing role in our everyday lives. What do we actually give up when we upload our face to these apps?

IRL Podcast Episode 10: Face Value

From Snapchat filters to Apple’s Face ID, biometric technology plays a growing role in our everyday lives. What do we actually give up when we upload our face to these apps?