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  • Make a healthy cell by selecting a type of cell and combining the correct component parts (organelles) in modelling material.

  • Design and make a virus using genetic material (shredded paper), capsid (air dough) and protein spikes (pins or plastic pegs).

  • Learn how genetic information is passed to new cells by matching 23 pairs of chromosomes (socks).

    20 Feb 2018

  • Explore how sound travels using ear defenders and funnels to create giant ears.

Activity packs

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Each activity offers a download pack containing instructions, equipment list, worksheets any related reference posters  - everything you need to stage a successful engagement.

Build a healthy cell

Make a healthy cell by selecting a type of cell and combining the correct component parts (organelles) in modelling material.

Build your own virus

Design and make a virus using genetic material (shredded paper), capsid (air dough) and protein spikes (pins or plastic pegs).

Funnels of sound

Explore how sound travels using ear defenders and funnels to create giant ears

Chromosome challenge

Learn how genetic information is passed to new cells by matching 23 pairs of chromosomes (socks)

DNA extraction

Learn how genetic information can be extracted so it can be studied by scientists