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Ethics in Science: stem cells research: Note taking and organisation

Resources to support the Year 8 research study into the ethics of using stem cells.

Effective note taking

Organise your notes

Taking notes into test conditions 

You may think 'open book exams' or tests will be easy. After all, you have all your notes with you, right?

Wrong! You will not have time to trawl through large amounts of notes and pages to find the information needed to complete the task.

You need to have your notes organised, perhaps colour coded, and set out using headings or sub-headings. Use bold font to make ideas and information stand out. Use mind maps, tables and diagrams so you can understand a concept easily.

Here are some suggestions:

Features of Stem Cells:

Adult Stem Cell Embryonic Stem Cell Cord Stem Cell
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Positive and negative outcomes:  (always provide evidence to back up your argument)

Positive outcomes Evidence Negative outcomes Evidence
       
       

Conclusion: your own opinion

Main arguments Evidence
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Written response template