TechTeens and KQED Do Now: Would You Buy a Genetically Modified Pet?
Every two weeks on Tuesday, KQED posts a Science Do Now, inviting youth to get involved in science conversations by reading a post by youth on a controversial science issue, and tweeting their responses.
What do YOU think? Check out the TechTeens Do Now!
This week, youth from the Academy's TechTeens program asked the question: "Would You Buy a Genetically Modified Pet?"
With advances in technology, genetic engineering is becoming increasingly common, which may lead to a whole new market—GMO pets. This video outlines some of the ethical issues involved with genetically engineering animals for pets. What are the most important ethical considerations for you? What kind of regulations, if any, should be in place?
To read more about both sides of the argument, get involved in the Science Do Now conversations on Twitter, and learn more about KQED's Do Now and the TechTeens who wrote it this week, visit KQED Education!
Students taking part in the Do Now conversation are encouraged to reply to others' tweets to promote a conversation around the topic. Students are also encouraged to support their own opinions with evidence including links articles online, or by retweeting others' ideas.
The Science Do Now is posted every two weeks on Tuesday, but the Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage with current issues.