Understanding Animal Research

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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.

Developing new medicines

Developing new medicines

06.09.2013

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

Thalidomide

Thalidomide

06.09.2013

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

Animal research and alternatives

Animal research and alternatives

06.09.2013

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

Vaccines

Vaccines

06.09.2013

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

The war against malaria

The war against malaria

22.06.2011

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 in space

Animals in space

22.06.2011

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

Where do medicines come from?

Where do medicines come from?

22.06.2011

Aimed at key stage 3 science, this activity will help students understand that the drug discovery process is long and complex and involves s... Read more

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