Animal Testing

This Animal Testing handout & reference also includes:

Animal testing: cruel and inhumane, or innovative and life-saving? Scholars explore the topic and form their own opinions with help from the highly informative website. Pupils read a comprehensive overview of the topic, including information about its history, regulations, and public opinions. They also read the top pro and con arguments about scientific and commercial animal testing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have small groups discuss how animal testing has advanced the field of medicine
  • Challenge individuals to develop a list of alternative methods for testing cosmetics
Classroom Considerations
  • May be a sensitive subject for some students
  • Requires computer and Internet access for each individual
Pros
  • Learners read others' arguments on the topic and even post their own opinions
  • Includes a handy chart showing the number of animals used for testing in each state, categorized by species
Cons
  • None