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8th Grade Science Classes Study Genetics

Let's Talk Genetics

8th grade science classes met in Socratic discussion sessions in December as a final product over genetics.  

By the end of class, students were able to – contribute ideas, knowledge, and questions to support the discussion about genetic technologies AND interact and actively listen to supports about genetic technologies.


The Cognitive Skills focused on included –

  • Contributing to evidence-based discussions
  • Norms and active listening


Socratic Discussion Starter Questions

  1. What are different ways that genetic technology is used?
  2. What are benefits of using genetic technology?
  3. What are challenges of using genetic technology?
  4. What uses of genetic technology seem most promising?
  5. Are there any use of genetic technology that should not be allowed?
  6. How should society use genetic technology?

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