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Classroom Activities: Stem Cells and Diabetes


To accompany the lecture series Potent Biology: Stem Cells, Cloning, and Regeneration.

These activities have been designed to engage students in thinking about the following:

• experimental design
• type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the pancreas
• data analysis
• differentiation and gene expression
• model organisms
• the properties of embryonic stem cells including pluripotency
• microarrays as a research tool
• embryonic development and the germ layers

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