The two activities in the center section above are designed to be photocopied and given out to students as classroom, homework, or extra credit activities.
Note: For connections to national educational standards for each activity, visit the “Together for Life” link in the “Teacher” section of our educational website: www.kids4research.org.
Mouse Math - This activity is designed to emphasize to students the importance of math to their own lives and to the field of science. Using the example of a day in the life of an animal caregiver in a research facility, the student will be exposed to a variety of situations in which math is not only important, but critical to the well-being of animals in their care. Teachers should introduce students to area calculation and metric conversion formulas prior to beginning this activity.
Scientific Criss Cross - Through a fun crossword activity, students will experience the development and meaning of some common medical terms.
Supplemental Resources - The following websites can be used to supplement the content - Links Disclaimer: These references are offered as educational resources. AALAS does not maintain these sites and is not responsible for information contained therein or the availability of these sites now or in the future.
“Fido and Fluffy -- What are you feeding them?” and “What’s in your pet’s
“Zits! Acne! Oh no!”
“Do I really need to use sunscreen?”
“Why do we use animals in research?”
“Who protects the animals used in research?”
• Animal Welfare Act - www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/usdaleg1.htm
• Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals - http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/olaw/references/PHSPolicyLabAnimals.pdf
• Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals - www.nap.edu/books/0309053773/html/index.html
• Good Laboratory Practice Standards - www.nal.usda.gov/awic/legislat/40cfr97.htm
• Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia - www.avma.org/resources/euthanasia.pdf
“Hey Kids, Be Careful!”
”Junk Food Woes”
“What is biomedical research and why should I care?”
“Is it really necessary to test cosmetics on animals?”
For more resources, visit the link to this poster and the “Teacher” section of our educational website:www.kids4research.org
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