Introduction to Animal Science and the 3Rs
Competency: Examine the use of animals in scientific research in the United States.
Learning Objectives: List animals commonly chosen for use in scientific research
- Identify animals used in scientific research
- Identify how many animals are used in scientific research in the U.S.
- Relate regulatory requirements to animal testing
- Define the 3 Rs of animal research
Assessment: Animal Use in Scientific Research
- Product: infographic, poster, or presentation
- Product identifies one key animal commonly used in scientific research
- Product identifies at least three different types of research that use this animal
- Product identifies how many animals are used in research in a year
- Product describes how each of the 3Rs could be applied to research studies using that animal
Linked External Standards:
HS-ESS3-4 Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems
HSN-Q.A.1 Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays
RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
RST.11-12.9 Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.
W.9-10.2.A Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information to make important connections and distinctions; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
W.9-10.2.B Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
W.9-10.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.