Learning From Animals

Is all research on animals bad? Learners use a video to understand how animal research benefits humans. Pupils read about a drug modification turned deadly and the result of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Scholars use a variety of resources to research questions about animal research.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Lead a debate on the ethics of animal research
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is available here, not at the link in the resource
  • Serves as the first in a short, two-lesson unit on biomedical research
Pros
  • Provides background information and instructional notes for teachers
  • Includes an answer key for the assessment
Cons
  • None