Scientific Integrity

How can you trust the results of an experiment if you're not sure about the scientist's integrity? Tenth graders explore ethics, rules, and regulations that exist within the scientific community. The enforcement of these rules and regulations help scientists produce accurate and quality results and conclusions which lead to increased societal benefits.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use at the beginning of the year to establish a protocol of honest communication and high integrity in class
  • Prompt learners to research examples of scientific research that has been discounted due to questionable ethics during the experiment process
Pros

  • Provides a deeper level to a relevant discussion in any science class
  • Comes with solid examples of ethics violations in the scientific community
Cons

  • None