This CRISPR kit and full curriculum empower students to edit DNA and think deeply about how this technology should be used
We continually strive to make genome editing clear and accessible. We've partnered with the Lawrence Hall of Science and Lab-Aids to offer students a safe and controlled, hands-on experience with CRISPR science. The Power of CRISPR kit lets learners try their hand at genome editing and provides teachers with a roadmap for an enriching learning experience.
The Power of CRISPR kit and accompanying curriculum are available for purchase on the Lab-Aids website. This six-lesson module provides students with the opportunity to learn about and use the new CRISPR gene-editing technology in a safe and controlled investigation.
Students learn how CRISPR works and how it could be used to treat sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder. Students conduct an investigation using CRISPR to edit bacterial genes to study the relationship between genes, proteins, and traits, and also explore supporting information they find in program videos and articles. Students later discuss the ethical aspects of gene editing along with the risks and benefits of using CRISPR for different applications.
The Power of CRISPR module includes three main components:
This module is designed for 2 weeks of instructional time, given 45 minute periods.
For educators looking to deepen their scientific knowledge or find enriching resources to enhance their students' experience with The Power of CRISPR kit, we recommend the following material. Also feel free to click around the IGI site in general to discover lots of real-world examples of #ThePowerOfCRISPR.
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