Genetic engineering in general and cloning in particular can help Man solve the
problems arisen by pollution.
Solutions for problems ranging from famine to health can thus be provided by
This project invites students to reflect upon the relationship between genetics and
the environmental problems originated by the industrial era. Besides, will allow
them to further understand the mystery of cloning while reflecting upon the ethical
questions it poses.
Curriculum: Foreign Language
Grade Level(s): 11th grade (continuation level)
Author: Ester Cabral
This task invites you to pretend you are a Portuguese geneticist who has been
conducting research on Cloning.
You have decided to share your findings with other scientists at a conference to be
held in New York city, USA. So, you have to prepare a paper to submit to the
Conference Board and then a Powerpoint Presentation with a synthesis of your
findings to present to your fellow scientists.
Write your paper carefully. It must be a maximum 500-word sum-up of what
you intend to say at the Conference.
Prepare your presentation, not forgetting to refer to
the different types of cloning
the process of cloning
advantages and disadvantages of cloning
Also remember that
The presentation must be carefully organized
Your slides must not be too dense. Avoid Powerpoint overload.
The slides must be clear and creative.
Step 1. This project is going to be carried out in pairs. Choose a partner.
Step 2. Read all the information in the URLs provided and try to find even more
information (don’t forget to include it in the bibliography)
Step 3. Start your task. Good luck!
Visit the following URLs for further information:
AREA SELF-REFLECTION POINTS
Paper Did you follow the
Did you use the adequate
Is your text original?
Was your text structurally
(10 pts) 70
Powerpoint Did your presentation
Presentation reflect the information in
the sites you were
supposed to visit?
Did you manage to
synthetise the information?
Were you creative?
( 20 pts)
Were you fluent or just
read from the slides?
Could you answer your
Did you ask questions to
Did you respect the
TOTAL POINTS 130
Congratulations! You have finished your work and I am sure you have
enlarged your vocabulary and learnt more about Amarante.
Now it is time to share your findings and keep on learning.
You are a scientist. You have to summit a paper to a conference on cloning
or on genetic manipulation in the USA.
1. Prepare your paper: a brief description of what you are going to see.
2. Prepare a Powerpoint presentation on:
The process of cloning/ genetic manipulation.
The uses/ applications of cloning/ genetic manipulation.
Pros and cons.