Book Recommendations for STEM Seniors

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  1. Ari33

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    I teach 12th grade students that are in the STEM program. We are finishing up the Handmaid's Tale, and I was planning on teaching Frankenstein next. However, I think I might not have enough time for Frankenstein (I thought it would be a great novel for STEM students because I can incorporate some discussions about cloning, genetics, etc.).

    Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm looking for a relatively short novel with some STEM related themes. Or, if you have taught Frankenstein, how long does it typically take? My students can read at home, for the most part.
    Thank you!
     
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    I’ve taught Frankenstein for many years and can whip through it in two weeks. However, there are entire chapters I summarize for my students. For me, the interesting topics are what it means to be human, what responsibilities a parent (creator) has, and whether just because we can do something, does it mean we should do it? (Not the most grammatically correct sentence, buy hey, I’m home sick!) The novel is only about 200 pages, and if your students will actually read at home, you shouldn’t have a problem.
     
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    Thank you so much! This really helps!
     

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