Many pupils are passionate about the welfare of animals though, if surveys are to be believed, many of them do not know how their bacon, eggs and milk are produced!
Food production is a growing topic of debate whether you are talking about the ethics of how we treat animals, how we produce healthy food and how we can feed a growing population.
Finding time to discuss topics such as animal welfare and sustainable food production is doubly valuable – it gives pupils an important understanding of a range of ethical issues in science and it encourages great debates!
It is also an opportunity to find a new angle to teach syllabus content such as selective breeding and food chains which feed humans. These issues can be brought to life by discussing different ways of keeping farm animals in organic, free-range or intensive systems.
To help you to engage your pupils in such discussions, we provide a free speaker service and a pack of resources including a film and discussion activities, which can be adapted for pupils of different ages, abilities and levels of confidence.
To enquire about a speaker or to order a free resource pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be helpful if you write “Biology mailshot” in the subject title.
To view or download the resources directly, including films, please go to our website which has details of all our resources for science including an archive genetic engineering film.
Education Development Manager
Compassion in World Farming
Links and contacts:
Tel: 01483 521 965
Education website: ciwf.org.uk/education
Speaker service: ciwf.org.uk/speakers
Science resources: ciwf.org.uk/scienceeducation