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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: One Benefit of Using "Organ-on-a-Chip" Technology: No More Animal Testing 
Source: Pittsburg-Post Gazette via Newsela (Ed. Newsela Staff Version 1230)
Author: Sean D. Hamill 
Date Published: April 3, 2017
Guiding Question: What are the pros and cons of using the organ on a chip method instead of animal testing?
Grade Level: 10.3

 

Below Grade 9.0

Above Grade 10.9

Article Name: The Issue: Animal Testing
Source: PETA 
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last Updated: 2017
Guiding Question: What happens to animals who survive product testing?
Grade Level: 6.7

Article Name: Why Animals often 'Stand in' for people 
Source: Science News for Students 
Author: Esther Landhuis
Date Published: December 4, 2014
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: 8.2

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: Why Are Animals Used For Testing Medical Products?
Source: Food and Drug Administration
Author: N/A
Date Published: Last updated on April 19, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the ways animals testing is used?
Grade Level: 13.9

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

Article Name: Harm and Suffering 
Source: NEAVS
Author: Unknown 
Date Published: Unknown
Guiding Question: What is the authors main argument against animal testing? What are some of the potential issues with usign NEAVS as a source on Animal testing?
Grade Level: 13.9