ERIC Number: ED416076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Dissection & Science Fairs. [Information Packet.]
National Anti-Vivisection Society, Chicago, IL.
This collection of pamphlets and articles reprinted from other National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) publications was compiled to address the issues of classroom laboratory dissection and the use of animals in science fair projects. Three of the pamphlets contained in this packet are student handbooks designed to help students of elementary, high school, and college age resist dissection in the classroom. Another pamphlet addressed to science teachers explains why many students today object to the practice of dissection. A science fair brochure explains science fair regulations, recent changes in rules to improve treatment of animals, and sample winning projects that caused pain to animals. The articles on dissection cover such topics as using frogs in dissection, why instructors adhere to dissection, dealing with ridicule, why dissection is a flawed tool in education, the connection between dissection and animal cruelty, and NAVS alternative models. Two science fair articles describe cruelty to animals in winning projects using live-animal experimentation at two recent international science fairs sponsored by high-tech corporations. (PVD)
Descriptors: Animals, Biological Sciences, Dissection, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Animals, Medical Research, Science Education, Science Fairs, Science Teachers, Veterinary Medicine
National Anti-Vivisection Society, 53 W. Jackson, Suite 1552, Chicago, IL 60604.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Anti-Vivisection Society, Chicago, IL.