How to teach… stem cell research

This article looks at the role stem cells could play in this.Resources from the Guardian Teacher NetworkUnderstanding stem cellsThis lesson introduces students to the key concepts in stem cell science. It’s made up of a set of short modules, mixing group activities with teacher-led discussion.Role play scenarioThis role play is based on a public hearing of a research ethics committee, which needs to decide whether to grant a licence for a clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries.Activities to spark debateA collection of activities to help students explore issues surrounding stem cells, including a quiz. The resource also gives information on good websites for students to look at to find out about stem cells.Issues surrounding stem cell researchThis less…