Home Education Sessions for 2016-17

We run a number of sessions for home educating families. Each session lasts two and a quarter hours and consists of a 75 minute Pod session and a one hour show.

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Adults (£7); Children (£5); Concessions (£5); Under 3s (free)

Please note that these prices are for individual home educating families booking tickets for the public home education sessions listed below. Home education groups wishing to book as a group can book a private group session at a time and date of their choice at the same price offered to school groups.

For enquiries please call 020 7882 2562 or email info@centreofthecell.org

Please note that children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 16+) at all times.

Ingenious Genes

Ingenious GenesFriday 3rd February 14:00 – 16:15

Suitable for young people aged 14 – 18 years

Uncover the wonderful world of genes in our Ingenious Genes show! You’ll discover how our 20,000 genes make proteins, find out how human genes differ in a taste bud test, get to grips with meiosis, search for some human knockouts and find out all about cutting edge genetics research.

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Muscling In

Muscling InMonday 6th February 14:00 – 16:15

Suitable for children aged 7 – 14 years

Explore the wonders of your magnificent muscles, brilliant bones and limber ligaments! Discover how our bodies turn fuel into motion, what it takes to swing a bat and how to make healthy bones. Find answers and learn all about the cell-making factories deep inside your bones and discover how your face muscles may be revealing your inner thoughts to others without you even knowing!

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In a Heartbeat (sold out)

HeartWednesday 8th March 14:00 – 16:15 (sold out)

Suitable for children aged 7 – 14 years

A fun and interactive show all about the human heart, blood and circulation. It looks at what the heart does and what you can do to keep it healthy. What is your heart rate and blood pressure and how does your heart respond to exercise?

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Gut Feeling

Gut Feeling titleFriday 7th April 14:00 – 16:15

Suitable for children aged 7 – 14 years

Let us take you on the weird and wonderful journey of one boy’s breakfast as it gets chomped and chewed in the mouth, pushed through the oesophagus, churned in stomach acids, absorbed in the intestines and greeted by the toilet bowl! This show will unravel the fascinating structure and function of the digestive tract, why ‘we are what we eat’, what happens to the guts of patients with bowel diseases, and what makes the perfect poo!

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War on the Wards

War in the WardsFriday 28th April 14:00 – 16:15

Suitable for children aged 7 – 14 years

Explore medical gore and more from the First World War. Investigate the history of wartime medicine and innovation and how this has influenced medicine today.

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Invasion! Infection and Immunity

LymphocyteTuesday 23rd May 14:00 – 16:15

Suitable for young people aged 16 – 18 years

Take a tour of the immune system in our ‘Invasion! Infection and Immunity’ workshop. You’ll discover how pathogens invade your body, find out the difference between bacteria and viruses, learn how your body defends itself and take part in an immune system obstacle course!

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