Should we edit human genes?

Should we edit human genes?

Last week, a group of almost 500 scientists, ethicists, legal experts, and advocacy groups from around the world met in DC to produce a set of guidelines for the use of gene editing in humans. Invite your students to join the conversation about the ethics of gene...
Do you want a drone for Christmas?

Do you want a drone for Christmas?

On my way to work this morning, I listened to projections of the holiday shopping season – wow, is it that time again already? So, are you giving your kids the ultimate tech gift this season? Do your students pine for drones? Everyone is talking about DRONES!...
Should we require vaccinations?

Should we require vaccinations?

Ah, that lovely time of year when students start cropping up with all sorts of interesting illnesses – makes us think about DISEASES and the ongoing debate about whether or not we should require vaccinations. KQED’s Do Now explains, “There‚Äôs a...
Should we celebrate Columbus Day?

Should we celebrate Columbus Day?

Social media is buzzing this week on the question of whether or not we should be celebrating Columbus Day. Were your students out of school? What do you / they think about the proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day? Check out this week’s...