SRSP 11-16 Topic 5 U1 – Introduction to Ethics


This introduction looks at a range of ethical issues that are of interest to science and religion. As new fields of discovery open up to scientists, questions of morality are asked by society about whether we feel certain lines of scientific experiment are appropriate for us to go down. Think for a moment about the issues of cloning or of GM foods, these are issues that are on our TVs and in our newspapers all the time.

This unit consists of 1 lesson and is suitable for students aged from 11 to 16 years.


Key Questions

  • What are the ethical issues thrown up by science?
  • Is science ‘ethically neutral?’
  • Should scientists have morals?
  • Is there anything that science should not do? Even if it can?

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Unit Resources


Lesson Plan: Playing the ethics game (Word)

Resource 1: “CHALITE” (Word)

Resource 2: General Politico (Word)

Resource 3: Jim (Word)

Resource 4: Guru (Word)

Resource 5: “E” (Word)

Resource 6: MD (Word)

Resource 7: Elathic (Word)

Resource 8: Licathe (Word)

Resource 9: Thelica (Word)

Resource 10: Healtic (Word)

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