For this activity, students receive a sealed box that contains a chance card. Opening the box represents taking a genetic test.
Working in research groups to explore the issues surrounding genetic testing, students have to make an informed choice about whether or not to open their box at the end of the activity.
The documents below explain how to run the activity and provide all the templates and materials you’ll need.
Allow time to make-up the boxes, enough for one per group.
Use the Genetic Testing PDF below to help you prepare for questions that students might ask about the science and technology underpinning genetic testing. It contains key terminology, stats, background science, discussion ideas and personal viewpoints.