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Living Forever

Topic: 6A Interdependence and adaptation

Aubrey de Grey, a British scientist, claims that people will eventually be able to live to 1000 years of age. He states that scientists have already found ways to alter cells and genes to regulate the ageing process and expects that in the next 20 years extending life in this way will be a possibility. In this activity the children are challenged to debate whether living for 1000 years is such a good thing. They will consider the implications for the planet and will look at the effects on food chains and webs.

An Upd8 task designed for CCEA (Northern Ireland) in line with the Revised Curriculum requirements for the World Around Us and Thinking Skills & Personal Capabilities.

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