Workshops and shows

A Mummy for Melissa

A Mummy for Melissa

A Mummy for Melissa

  • Activity type – show
  • Duration – 40 to 45 minutes
  • Key stage – 1
  • Maximum group size – 45

Meet Melissa, a newborn monster who is trying to find her mummy! Along the way she meets lots of new friends who teach her about the wonderful world of living things, cells and DNA! Created in partnership with East London Genes & Health, this is a child-friendly introduction to the concepts of cells and genetic inheritance.

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Snot, Sick and Scabs

Snot, Sick and Scabs

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  • Activity type – show
  • Duration – 60 minutes
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 120

If you have ever wondered what snot, sick or scabs are made of, why cheesy feet smell so bad or how your body fights off microscopic monsters when they manage to invade your body, then this show is for you! Come and take on the role of a scientist and discover the world of cells, bacteria and viruses.

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The Genes and Evolution Show

The Genes and Evolution Show

PeacockWe can deliver this show from 24th April 2017.

  • Activity type – show
  • Duration – 60 minutes
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 120

It’s time to get excited about evolution and giddy about genes! Uncover how long your DNA is, pair up chromosomes in our sock match challenge and find out which gene is responsible for producing snot! Discover how different animals are adapted to their environments, search for hidden creatures in our camouflage test and find out what scientists are doing in the East London Genes & Health project to help us understand more about genes.

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Teethtastic

Teethtastic

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  • Activity type – show
  • Duration – 50 to 60 minutes
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 120

Get your teeth stuck into our tantalising show all about teeth. Whether you’re a dentist’s dream, or you don’t know your incisors from your canines, in this show you’ll discover how to get terrific teeth and gorgeous gums, take part in our chomping challenge and find out how to make elephant toothpaste. Don’t forget your toothbrush!

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Microbe Detectives

Microbe Detectives

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  • Activity type – workshop
  • Duration – 60 minutes
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 35

A mystery microbe is on the loose and attacked an innocent bystander. Take the role of a junior detective and compile evidence to identify which mystery microbe has made a patient very ill!

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Sores, Spores and Sickly Bugs

Sores, Spores and Sickly Bugs

Sores, Spores and Sickly Bugs

  • Activity type – show
  • Duration – 50 to 60 minutes
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 120

Uncover 100 years of miraculous medical history in the East End. ‘Sores, Spores and Sickly Bugs’ is about how medicine has developed over the past 100 years. Meet our doctors from 1915 and 2015 to discover the history of health and disease in East London.

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War on the Wards

War on the Wards

War in the Wards

  • Activity type – show
  • Duration – 50 to 60 minutes
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 120

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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Gut Feeling

Gut Feeling

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  • Activity Type – show
  • Duration – 1 hour
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 120

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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In a Heartbeat

In a Heartbeat

Heart

  • Activity Type – show
  • Duration – 1 hour
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 120

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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Muscling In

Muscling In

Muscling In

  • Activity Type – show
  • Duration – 1 hour
  • Key stages – 2 and 3
  • Maximum group size – 120

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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Careers in Science and Health

Careers in Science and Health

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  • Activity Type – workshop
  • Duration – 45 to 90 minutes (can be adapted to suit the group)
  • Key stages – 4 and 5
  • Maximum group size – 35

Find out all about careers in science and health with this new interactive workshop. This workshop will encourage students to think about the huge range of careers in science and health, what they involve, how to match their skills and interests with their choice of subjects and careers, and provide advice and information about how to build a CV or university application. We aim to have a STEM Ambassador and / or a medical or dental student assist with every workshop.

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Ingenious Genes

Ingenious Genes

  • Activity type – show
  • Duration – 60 minutes
  • Key stages – 4 and 5
  • Maximum group size – 120

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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GCSE curriculum links:

AQA GCSE Biology

AQA GCSE Combined Synergy

AQA GCSE Combined Trilogy

Edexcel Biology

Edexcel Combined Science

OCR Gateway Science Biology A

OCR Gateway Science Combined Science A

OCR Twenty First Century Science Biology B

OCR Twenty First Century Science Combined Science B

AS and A level curriculum links:

AQA Biology

OCR Biology A

OCR Biology B

Pearson Edexcel Biology A (Salters-Nuffield)

Pearson Edexcel Biology B

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Trauma 999

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  • Activity type – show
  • Duration – 60 minutes
  • Key stages – 4 and 5
  • Maximum group size – 120

Do you know what to do to save a life? Discover the science behind the lifesaving procedures that paramedics and doctors carry out when someone has had a serious physical injury. Find out why trauma is actually categorised as a disease, what happens if you are given the wrong blood type and how researchers are finding new ways to help people to recover better from traumatic injuries.

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GCSE curriculum links:

AQA GCSE Biology

AQA GCSE Combined Synergy

AQA GCSE Combined Trilogy

Edexcel Biology

Edexcel Combined Science

OCR Gateway Science Biology A

OCR Gateway Science Combined Science A

OCR Twenty First Century Science Biology B

OCR Twenty First Century Science Combined Science B

AS and A level curriculum links:

AQA Biology

OCR Biology A

OCR Biology B

Pearson Edexcel Biology A (Salters-Nuffield)

Pearson Edexcel Biology B

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Invasion! Infection and Immunity

Invasion! Infection and Immunity

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  • Activity type – workshop
  • Duration – 60 to 120 minutes depending on module selection
  • Key stage – 5
  • Maximum group size – 35

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!

Aimed to make immunology easy and enjoyable, this workshop will cover the essential aspects of AQA, OCR and Edexcel syllabuses.

The core ‘Invasion! Infection and Immunity’ workshop runs for 60 minutes and covers Pathogens & The Immune Response.

The following 20-minute modules can be added to the workshop at an extra cost:

1. Vaccination (£25 extra)

2. Allergy (£25 extra)

3. Antibiotic Resistance (£25 extra)

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AQA Biology A-Level Links

AQA Human Biology A-Level Links

Edexcel Biology A-Level Links

OCR Biology A (Sept 2015 onwards) Links

OCR Biology B (Sept 2015 onwards) Links

OCR Biology A-level Current Syllabus Links

OCR Human Biology A-level Current Syllabus Links

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