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The Science and Ethics of Animal Research

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Description In this curriculum, students are introduced to animal research using structured discussion, stakeholder activities, activity cards, case studies, and the ethical frameworks used by those in support of, and in opposition to, this work. Students are asked to support their own position on this issue through well-reasoned, fact-driven justifications. Includes PowerPoint presentations and PDF documents.
Type of Resource Assessment: other, Assessment: tool, Assignment/Activity (Non-Laboratory/Non-Hands on Activity), Digital Presentation (Powerpoint), Lesson Plan, Teaching Strategies & Guidelines
Format Web Page - HTML
Technical Note Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF Reader
Joan Griswold, Northwest Association for Biomedical Research
Jeanne Chowning, Northwest Assocation for Biomedical Research
Development Date December 1, 2011
Grade/Age Levels Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Professional (degree program)
Continuing Education
General Public
Informal Education
National Science
Educational Standards
Abilities of technological design (K-12), Evidence, models, and explanation (K-12), Historical perspectives (9-12), History of science (5-8), Nature of science (5-8), Risks and benefits (5-8), Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges (9-12), Science and technology in society (5-8), Science as a human endeavor (K-12), Systems, order, and organization (K-12), Understanding about science and technology (K-12)
Learning Time 2-3 hours
Language English
Cultural Aspect Historical (specific eras)
Type of Review Reviewed by Partner Organization
Review Date January 30, 2012
Funding Sources National Institutes of Health, NIH-SEPA Program
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