A2 The scientific community Activities & Weblinks
The following activities develop ideas about the scientific community.
These ideas are also referred to in other activities.
Publication, peer review and patents
Information and a good set of activities on publication and peer review from Sense about Science.
Explanation of patents and their benefits from the Intellectual Property Office
A discussion of genetics and patenting form the Human Genome Project
Article arguing for tighter rules on patenting of human genes
Ethical aspects of scientific research
A teaching activity ‘Are you a good scientist?’ from the Institute of Physics.
Collection of articles from Science Magazine on the fraudulent cloning claims from South Korea.
Discussions of ethical dilemmas that might be faced by scientists from the American Physical Society