Standard level

  • Vaccinations
    • What are vaccinations and how they work? 
    • Why did the MMR vaccination become controversial? 
    •  Should some vaccinations be compulsory?


  • Stem cells

    • 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?
  • Genetic engineering
    • 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 of genetic engineering?

  • Brain chemistry

    • What are neurons?
    • How do our senses detect external stimuli? 
    • How can drugs affect the brain?
    • Why do some people want to alter their brains? 
  • Evolution
    • 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?

  • Clinical trials
    • 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?


Stem Cells
Genetic Engineering
Brain Chemistry
Clinical Trials
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