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About BioScience - Features more than 30 short articles for students, teachers and the general public. Contains a library of fast-paced, engaging career videos. With an eye toward both emerging and traditional educational methods, the articles have been optimized for the iPad and as printed handouts teachers can distribute to students. Offered by the North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research. 

"Animal Care Adventures" mobile game app -       A Free game app for your iPhone/iPad.  Let's children have fun and learn how to care for animals in biomedical research. Offered by the AALAS Foundation.

Animal Roles in Medical Discoveries - This free poster takes a look at the Nobel Prizes for Medicine and Physiology awarded since 1901 and shows the role animals have played in these important discoveries. It is suitable for middle, junior or high school students. (11" x 17"). Order free copies - Product Code: 08-00008.  Free shipping in continental USA. Offered by the AALAS Foundation.

Biomedical Research        - Free presentation and classroom visit for high school students. Provides an introduction to animal research and discusses the top five facts about scientists' work with animals. This interactive presentation asks students critical questions, encourages the sharing of opinions and ideas on animal research while sharing information on how animals are used and cared for, and research alternatives. Offered by Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research.

Caring for Animals: A Guide to Animals in the Classroom - A free downloadable booklet that describes the benefits of having animals in the classroom and issues that may be involved with caring for them. Offered by the AALAS Foundation.

Casey's Awakening - An illustrated storybook that takes its characters - a classroom of students - on a tour of a laboratory animal research facility. Their thoughts and feelings about animal research before and after the tour are discussed. Offered by Massachusetts Society for Medical Research.       

Facts About Research       - This 4x6 1/2 handout addresses common misconceptions about animal-based research and provides facts about scientists' necessary and humane work with animals. Offered by Americans for Medical Progress.

Frogs: A Comprehensive Course for High School Students        - A free course that teaches high school students about the biology, physiological adaptions, anatomy, evolution and ecology of frog and toad species in the United States. Offered by the AALAS Foundation.

Great Grow Along Program         - A free six-week classroom project brings together the scientific method and nutrition concepts in a fun and exciting educational program. This program was developed by the Dairy Council of the Upper Midwest. Appropriate for grades K-4 through 12. Offered by the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research.

Jake's Story: How Animals Benefit from Biomedical Research        - In this 2:30 minute long video, meet Jake, and learn how his participation in a clinical trial transformed his life and provided researchers the potential for treating the same disease in humans. Offered by the Americans for Medical Progress.

LabNotes: Nutrition - A colorful, fun, informative 16-page brochure serves as an introduction to nutrition and nutrition science. Approciate for students in grades 7 and higher. Offered by Massachusetts Society for Medical Research.

LabNotes: Toxicology - Introduces the science of toxicology and risk assessment. It includes "A Primer in Toxicology," "Risk Assesment," "The Use of Animals in Toxicology," "Alternatives," and more, accompained by classroom activities. Suitable for middle and high school students. Offered by Massachusetts Society for Medical Research.       

MSMR Monograph - Diabetes          - The MSMR Monographs are fully referenced and detailed tools that help you understand a disease or condition. As a starting point for class discussions, term papers and science projects, they are unparalleled. The monograph on Diabetes highlights current science, research and understanding of diabetes. Offered by Massachusetts Society for Medical Research.

MSMR Monograph - Polio       - The MSMR Monograph Series brings the latest, fully referenced information about a topic into a concise, accurate and readable form. Ideal for teachers, students and the interested public. They offer a clear overview of the history and current state of research on the covered topic. The monograph on Polio investigates a disease that many Americans may think was "cured" years ago. Offered by Massachusetts Society for Medical Research.

MSMR Monograph - Rabies - The MSMR Monograph Series brings the latest, fully referenced information about a topic into a concise, accurate and readable form. Ideal for teachers, students and the interested public. These monographs give you a clear overview of the history and current state of research on the covered topic. The monograph on Rabies introduces students to the complexities of this dangerous disease.

"Naked, Wrinkled & Ugly Has Never Before Been So Beautiful"       - Purpose-bred rodents are on the frontline of biomedical research. This 11 1/2 x 17i poster of a nude mouse illustrates how scientists are working with this odd looking animal to help develop treatments for brain cancer. Available in French, Spanish and *Portuguese. (*pdf format only). Offered by Americans for Medical Progress.

"Of Course He Looks Tired. For Two Years He's Been Working On a Cure For Cancer"       - Purpose-bred rodents are on the frontline of biomedical research. This 11 1/2 x 17 poster provides information on how a seeminly simple white rat is helping unlock the complexities of cancer. Available in French, Spanish and *Portuguese. (*pdf format only). Offered by Americans for Medical Progress.

Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research 2016 Essay Contest         - Eligibility - All 7th - 12th grade students in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia: including public and private schools, home and cyber schools and youth organizations. Recognizes students who demonstrate a superior understanding of bioscience research and the appropriate use of anmals in biomedical research and who can artfully communicate that undersatnding in writing. Cash prizes. Offered by Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research.

Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research 2016 Poster Contest        - Eligibility - All K-12th grade students in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and Maryland. Winners are featured in an 18-month calendar. Provides students the opportunity to illustrate different aspects of biomedical research and science through art. Offered by the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research.

Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research Interactive Webinars         - Free webinar for students. Bring biomedical research into your classroom. PSBR provides free interactive webinars right to your classroom. All you need is a computer with a microphone and a webcam - we do the rest! Students will be able to interact with the speaker through Q&A, discussions, and activities. Offered for grades K-12 and College Graduate level. Offered by the Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research.

Science & Animals         - Free presentation and classroom visit for middle school students about how animals and people work together with a detailed focus on the role animals play in biomedical research. This interactive presentation asks students critical questions, encourages the sharing of opinions and ideas on animal research while sharing information on how animals are used and cared for, and resesearch alternatives. Offered by Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research.

Speaking Honestly - Animal Research Education (SHARE)        - SHARE is a program designed to guide educators in leading a discussion-based classroom activity on the different views on the use of animals in research. This downloadable lesson plan outlines how this activity can be conducted in classes as small as 10 students or as large as 300-500 students and rquires only a single class period of 50-75 minutes. Offered by Americans for Medical Progress.

"Sure He's Fat - But He's a Lifesaver" - Purpose-bred rodents are on the frontline of biomedical research. This 11 1/2 x 17 poster depicts how a "fat" rat is helping us find a cure for diabetes. Available in French, Spanish and *Portuguese (*pdf format only). Offered by Americans for Medical Progress.

Touring an Animal Research Facility       - This veterinarian-guided 4:03 minute video showcases the housing, care and standards in one leading animal research facility on the West Coast. Offered by Americans for Medical Progress.

Veterinarians Speaking for Research        - In this 30 minute video, hear from four veterinarians about their love of animals and their involvement in biomedical research. Take ak tour through a research facility, learn how alternatives to anmal research are being implemented and hear personal stories on how animal research is saving human and animal lives.

Vocabulary Terms - Frequently used vocabulary used in biomedical research. 

What a Year!        - Highlights a new story of a recent biomedical research break through each month. Access to the stories are free and many include photos, video/audio, interviews, flipcharts and more. Stories are written to appeal to high school life science students and to highly motivated middle school students. This is an ongoing series and covers a vast range of topics and research interests. Offered by Massachusetts Society for Medical Research.

Whyville Community Animal Research Environment (CARE)       - A free, fun, interactive, and educational virtual laboratory animal research facility. Offered by the AALAS Foundation.

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