Information on animal research for schoolchildren

New: resources that can be used for home learning in the life sciences and medicine

Are you going to write a report on the use of laboratory animals?  Maybe this will be of use to you.

Modern laboratory animal science is based on a principle known as the 3Rs. You can read more about them here.

Infographics about the 3Rs and animal experiments (in Swedish)

The Spanish Laboratory Animal Science Association, SECAL, has produced a two-volume set, in Spanish, entitled Mi experiencia con la ciencia – Experimentación animal para niños (My Experience with Science: Animal Research for children).

In a series called Frontiers for Young Minds, Rachel Tanner has written a piece called The 3Rs: What are Medical Scientists Doing about Animal Testing?

The Danish 3R-Centre has produced material (in Danish) for both elementary/lower secondary schools and upper secondary schools.

Timeline video: How animal studies led to lifesaving vaccines throughout history

The 3Rs: What are Medical Scientists doing about Animal Testing?

Is animal testing always wrong? A lesson starter for schools, written by the RSPCA, UK. The RSPCA's Research Animal Department also works to promote ethics and animal welfare in tertiary education.

Why do researchers work with mice?

Background briefings, photos and videos of animal research

Medical Advances and Animal Research. The contribution of animal science to the medical revolution: some case histories

Frequently asked questions about animal research from Speaking of Research and from Pro-Test.

Articles about research animals in the library of the Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees

The international organisation Speaking of Research, the US organisations Foundation for Biomedical Research and Americans for Medical Progress, the British organisation Understanding Animal Research (UAR) and the The European Animal Research Association have collections of frequently asked questions about animal experimentation.

The Kids 4 Research site provides more information on aspects of animal research, including the animals used, diseases that have been studied by animal experimentation and product safety.

Scientific American published several papers that present the arguments for and against animal research in February 1997. These were followed by an article written by one of the parties. Several articles have also been published in the New Scientist.

Website on Animal Experiments from the BBC television website.

Information from the Home Office, U.K., including a user guide.

A timeline of animal testing

The Danish philosopher Peter Sandøe has written many articles on animal ethics.

A collection of literature references on the ethics of using genetically modified (transgenic) animals in research.

The views of the major world religions on the subject of animal experimentation.

The Wellcome Trust in London has produced a number of resources for use in education.

Here is a report (in Norwegian) from a pupil who visited us.

The book Science, Medicine and Animals discusses how animals are used in biomedical research.

The organisation Seriously Ill for Medical Research has an article about animal testing.

This page was updated on 06 May 2021

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