The Three Rs and Animal Use in Science
Organizer: European Schoolnet
Type of event: massive open online course (MOOC)
Target groups: educational authorities, teachers
Language of event: English
You can explore the principles of the 3R's relating to animals used for scientific purposes. The 3R's stand for: Replacement: to replace animals with other methods, wherever possible. Reduction: to use fewer animals in research. Refinement: to minimise discomfort in lab animals through better housing, handling and pain relief. The MOOC will take you through these principles, and many examples on how to address them in the classroom. You will discover new ways to develop your students' critical thinking and debating skills, develop their data literacy, and enhance their understanding of science.