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The Science and Ethics of Animal Research


Explore the scientific and ethical implications of animal research using hands-on, engaging activities. Receive a foundation of knowledge about the value of animal-based research and how these animals are ensured a high standard of care.  Participants will take home the entire unit free on CD and complied in a binder.


This session will provide an overview of animal research through presentations from a scientist, a veterinarian, and tours through research laboratories and animal housing facilities.

Participants will receive practical strategies for managing bioethical discussions related to animal research and an overview of the scientific aspects of biomedical research.


Click here to view the standards this curriculum covers for the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System (SAS)


Questions or want to schedule a workshop?  Please contact Lisa Cassaro, PSBR Program Assistant, at 717-731-3559 or


These materials were developed by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research ( in conjunction with classroom teachers, ethicists, and scientific researchers and were made possible by a NIH Science Education Partnership Award grant.  The session addresses National Life Science Content Standard F, Science in Personal and Social Perspectives, which indicates that all students should develop understanding of science and technology in local, national, and global challenges.