Use of Animals for Medical Testing

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Which animals should be used to test a new drug?

Which animals should be used to test the safety and effectiveness of “NicoBlock”, a fictitious smoking cessation drug?

  • Compare the human nervous system with the nervous systems of three animals (mice, cats, and baboons).
  • Learn how nerve cell communication can be altered by drugs that block neurotransmitter receptors.
  • Explore cost factors and ethical issues involved in animal testing.
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Assembled kits
$113.56
Materials to assemble 10 kits - includes all supplies, printed labels, and student instructions copy master
$43.26
Materials to refill 10 kits

Kit Includes

  • Student instructions
  • Effects of Nicotine and NicoBlock on the Brain
  • 1 graphics sheet of brain photos, sections and receptors
  • 1 small measuring cup
  • 1 stirrer
  • 1 plastic tray
  • 4 tubes of simulated “Liver Enzymes” – human, mouse, cat, and baboon
  • 4 labeled droppers
  • 1 tube of simulated “Nicotine”
  • 1 small scoop
  • 1 tube of simulated “Protein Stain”
  • Liver enzyme test sheet
  • 1 simulated “protein gel”
  • 1 sheet of DAPT gene codes

Also Required

  • Water
  • Safety goggles

Quantity Discounts

    Kits:

  • 1 – 9 kits: $15.14 each
  • 10 – 24 kits: $14.38 each
  • 25+ kits: $13.63 each

    Unassembled:

  • 1 – 9 packs: $113.56 each
  • 10+ packs: $107.88 each

    Refills:

  • 1 – 9 packs: $43.26 each
  • 10+ packs: $41.10 each

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »

Performance Expectations:

MS-LS4-2. Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.

  • Science & Engineering Practices

    Constructing Explanations - Apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for real-world phenomena, examples, or events.

  • Disciplinary Core Ideas

    LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity - Anatomical similarities and differences between various organisms living today and between them and organisms in the fossil record, enable the reconstruction of evolutionary history and the inference of lines of evolutionary descent.

  • Crosscutting Concepts

    Patterns - Patterns can be used to identify cause and effect relationships.