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Bioethical Decision Making

Main Core Tie

Science - Biology
Standard 4 Objective 1

Time Frame

1 class periods of 60 minutes each

Group Size

Small Groups


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Students will read a scenario based six different genetics bioethical situations. They will then use a decision making model to make bioethical choices if faced with this scenario.


Background for Teachers

A note to the teacher: Whenever discussing genetic conditions be sure to be sensitive to students or students' loved ones, who may suffer from a genetic condition.

Instructional Procedures

  1. Make a copy of student sheets and vignettes. Give each student group a different vignette.
  2. Allow students to read their vignettes and discuss with their groups.
  3. Let students complete the decision making model
  4. Allow a student or two from each group who are willing, to share their decisions and justify why they made them.

Assessment Plan

Scoring Guide:
This assignment is best graded on a completion only basis.
Answers to Questions:
Answers will vary for this assignment.


Lesson Design by Jordan School District Teachers and Staff.

Created: 12/01/2014
Updated: 02/03/2018