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Ethics

Caring for Animals covers legal and ethical obligations when using or observing animals in science programmes. It also provides advice on care of various common animals.

The New Zealand Science Teachers' Association (NZASE)  provides a code of conduct and guidance for teachers on both animal and human ethics.

Under the Animal Welfare Act 1999, research and teaching involving manipulating live animals may require ethics approval. This requirement also applies to animals used in schools and school activities.

NZASE has an  ethics committee that schools can use  when they require ethics approval. 

The Science Learning Hub has an ethics thinking toolkit, which provides a structured framework for scaffolding student thinking about an ethical issue.


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