Special Project #2 Bioethics Research Project Each student will be researching and presenting information on a selected topic. The final product is a worth 100 points and must be submitted as a PowerPoint Presentation (.ppt or .pptx ONLY). in Moodle by 11:55pm on Saturday, 11/19. Choose a “controversial” (divisive) topic from the list to research: Organ transplantation                         Stem cells and/or cloning Pain management                                Genetic engineering

Special Project #2 Bioethics Research Project

Each student will be researching and presenting information on a selected topic. The final product is a worth 100 points and must be submitted as a PowerPoint Presentation (.ppt or .pptx ONLY). in Moodle by 11:55pm on Saturday, 11/19.

Choose a “controversial” (divisive) topic from the list to research:

Organ transplantation                         Stem cells and/or cloning

Pain management                                Genetic engineering

Eugenics                                             Animal testing

Designer babies                                  Antibiotic resistance

Geriatrics and aging                            Human population control

Synthetic biology                                Human experimentation

Environmental ethics                          Genetically modified organisms

Pharmacology                                     Technology and computing (gaming?)

Vaccines                                              Free choice (if approved by teacher)

 

Slide Requirements
Points possible

Slide(s) to introduce the topic with background research
5

Identify the “guiding” question you will try to answer by the end of the presentation
3

Defines the science and history behind the topic (including at least 2 diagrams)
16

Explains at least 4 positive aspects/advantages
20

Explains at least 4 negative aspects/disadvantages
20

Choose three of the following to analyze in relation to the topic: quality of life, dignity, decision-making, autonomy, personhood, justice, legal issues, media effects, economics, public opinion, family dynamics, technology, cultural differences, historical context, human rights, and resource allocation.
15

Minimum of 4 additional embedded diagrams/charts (citation must be included with each diagram, and you must be able to demonstrate understanding of each)
12

Conclusion slide that defends what you believe is ethical in relation to your main topic
5

Citation (reliable sources) on slides with at least 4 (total) different websites used
4

When making presentations, try to follow the 6 by 6 by 6 rules:

no more than 6 words per bullet
no more than 6 bullets per image
no more than 6-word slides in a row

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