Helping students make informed judgements about controversial aspects of science
What are vaccinations and how they work?
Why did the MMR vaccination become controversial?
Should some vaccinations be compulsory?
What are stem cells?
Why is embryonic stem cell research so interesting to scientists?
What can scientists do now with embryonic stem cells?
What are the possible implications for society?
What is genetic engineering?
Why is genetic engineering so interesting to scientists and society?
What can scientists do now with genetic engineering?
What are the future possible applications?
What are neurons?
How do our senses detect external stimuli?
Why do some people want to alter their brain chemistry?
What can scientists do now with drugs which act on the brain?
What was Charles Darwin’s ‘Natural Selection’ idea?
How does it explain new species?
What new scientific evidence supports natural selection?
Why can teaching evolution in schools be controversial?
How are new medicines tested and developed?
Who or what should test new medicines?
Why do we need more medicines?
Who decides how we should test new medicines?
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