Prepared by: Amber Cesare | STEM Education Outreach Specialist | Center for Science and the Schools | The Pennsylvania State University

Social Studies

  • 3.12.J Evaluate critical issues in various contemporary governments

English Language Arts

  • 1.2.11-12.G Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats as well as I words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
  • 1.4.9-10. G. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics.
  • 1.4.9-10.H. Write with a sharp distinct focus identifying topic, task, and audience. Introduce the precise claim.
  • 1.4.9-10.I Distinguish the claims from alternate or opposing claims; develop claim(s) fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipated the audience's knowledge and level of concerns.
  • 1.4.9-10. J Create organization that establishes clear relationships among claims, counterclaims, reasons, and evidence; use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesions, and clarify that relationships between claims and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claims and counterclaims; provide a concluding statement or sections that follows from and supports the arguments presented.

Science and Technology and Engineering Education

  • 1.10.B4. Explain how genetic technologies have impacted the fields of medicine, forensics, and agriculture.
  • 1.12.B4. Evaluate the societal impact of genetic engineering techniques and applications.