IB Stem Cell Investigation
Stem cells have a significant potential to change and improve the medical profession by saving and improving lives. As there are numerous potential uses of stem cells, your task is to outline a use of stem cells to treat Stargardt’s disease and one other named condition in a creative product.
IB Standards to include & explain in your product:
- The capacity of stem cells to divide and differentiate along different pathways is necessary in embryonic development and also makes stem cells suitable for therapeutic uses
- What are the types of stem cells
- How do stem cells divide and differentiate
- How can they be useful for therapeutic purposes
- Application: Use of stem cells to treat Stargardt’s disease and one other named condition.
- Application: Ethics of the therapeutic use of stem cells from specially created embryos, from the umbilical cord blood of a newborn baby and from an adult’s own tissues.
- What are the ethical concerns of using stem cells from newborn babies and adult tissue
- Create an Infographic; Infographics are all the rage on the internet these days and can be made fairly quickly and easily
- Easel.ly is a free easy to use infographic creator
- Create a Video: Videos need to be published and can be done so by uploading to youtube or your Picasso student Google Apps account
- iMovie (if you make an iMovie, you need to upload it to YouTube so you can share a link of the video)
- Go Animate
- Create a Prezi: Prezi is a great, and more fun, alternative to Powerpoint
Products will be shared, presented, and posted to class Google Classroom. Sources for your product must be credible and need to be cited. Citations for your information need to be included in your product as a slide or portion of the video.
Resources: Just a few to get you started, there are lots of resources out there
- Ensure all group member names are on the project.
- Collect the link to whatever it is that you create (ask if you are not sure how to do this).
- In Google classroom, click on the assignment, click add, and insert a copy of your link; see the image below.
- One person for each group should turn in the group’s work; everyone else should mark the assignment as completed in Google Classroom.
- Create a post in Google Classroom with the link of your project.
Lab Standard: Communication
A full explanation of the lab standard rubric can be found here