Animal research is an excellent topic for introducing young people to the ethics and implications of science and for helping them to think about the rights and responsibilities of a citizen.
Teaching ideas and resources
These resources have been designed to help you explore animal research with your classes in ways that are guaranteed to get them thinking and to generate debate. They complement the UAR free school speakers and workshops schemes which you can sign up for by clicking the button on the right. We will be adding new resources regularly.
Key stage 4 science: The development process for new medicines can take 15 years and this lesson will help pupils understand why. They unde... Read more
Key Stage 4 science: These resources will help your pupils understand the Thalidomide tragedy, how it affected its victims, and what could h... Read more
Key Stage 4 science and citizenship: his lesson will guide pupils through the controversial topic of animal research, why and how it is used... Read more
Key Stage 4 Science What are vaccines and how do they work? What is the role of animals in developing them? Are we morally required to ge... Read more
A key stage 3 science or citizenship activity looking at malaria, one of the worlds greatest killers. Why is such a small amount of research... Read more
Animals have a central part to play in all sorts of research, not just in the development of drugs. This activity looks at how animals have ... Read more