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Cultural & Global Issues: Animal Testing

Grade 9
Articles with Reading Levels: 9.0-9.9
Grade 10
Articles with Reading Levels: 10.0-10.9

Article Name: Issue Overiew: Animal Testing
Source: ProCon.org via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1270)
Author: N/A
Date Published: N/A
Guiding Question: If a doctor wanted to prove that animal testing were justifiable for medical reasons, which piece of evidence would BEST support this argument?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: Organ chip technology could one day eradicate the need for animal testing
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via Newsela (Ed. Newsela staff. Version 1230)
Author: Sean D. Hamill
Date Published: April 3, 2017
Guiding Question: What are the benefits to using "cells on a chip" instead of animal testing?
Grade Level: 9.0

Article Name: Medical Students No Longer Train on Live Animals at Bethesda-based Military School
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Agnes Blum
Date Published: September 6, 2013
Guiding Question: What alternatives exist to animal testing?
Grade Level: 10.6

Article Name: Families Claim Beagles Released from Virginia Research Lab
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Julie Zauzmer
Date Published: July 15, 2013
Guiding Question: How does animal testing impact domesticated animals, like dogs?
Grade Level: 10.1

Below Grade 9.0

Above Grade 10.9

Article Name: U.S. Seeks to Limit Animal Testing of Toxic Chemicals
Source: The Washington Post
Author: Steven Reinberg
Date Published: February 14, 2008
Guiding Question: What are the effects of testing toxic chemicals on animals?
Grade Level: 8.6

Article Name: Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?
Source: ProCon.org
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on 8/27/2015
Guiding Question: What are the arguments for and against animal testing?
Grade Level: 11.6