Teaching Bioethics to High School Students

Ethics in the secondary science classroom has become an important teaching opportunity increasingly being implemented across the United States. As discussed in in a recent Science newsfocus, "students learn how, not what, to think about difficult issues."

Listed below are some of the resources that secondary science educators can use in developing their own programs.

Ethics Bowl Case Archive

Kennedy Institute of Ethics High School Bioethics Curriculum Project

NIH Department of Bioethics

     Exploring Bioethics Grades 9-12

     Teacher's Guide

Northwest Association for Biomedical Research

     J. T. Chowning, How to Have a Successful Science and Ethics Discussion (PDF file)

     Ethics and Bioethics Lessons

Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics

     Cases for Teaching and Assessment

     M. J. Bebeau et al., Moral Reasoning in Scientific Research (PDF file)

NYU Lagone Medical Center High School Bioethics Project


UT Southwestern Ethics Program Discussion Cases for High School Students