Enabling students to understand and analyse contemporary issues in science and technology

AS The scientific community Activities & Weblinks


The following activities develop ideas about the scientific community.

These ideas are also referred to in other activities.

1.8 Plastic bottles
1.9 One good theory to another
1.10 People of influence
1.11 How could they tell?
1.11 Science and non-science


A useful starting point for discussion of research ethics, this site has case studies of some dubious practice. From Resource Center, for science teachers using Sociology, History and Philosophy of Science, SHiPS.

Collection of articles from Science Magazine on the fraudulent cloning claims from South Korea.

Information and a good set of activities on peer review from Sense about Science.

The experimenter effect and how to prevent it influencing results, from BEEP.

A teaching activity ‘Are you a good scientist?’ from the Institute of Physics.