Pre-visit activities

Here you will find links to PDFs of our pre-visit activities, designed to help you prepare your class for their trip to Centre of the Cell.

If you have any queries or comments relating to these activities, please contact us on or 020 7882 2562.

Science in Context

This activity encourages pupils to think about science in a wider context than just their school lessons. They will think about the contribution of science to society, and the distinctions (of lack of them) between the different disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and computer science.

Much of the content of Centre of the Cell aims to place science into a realistic context for visitors. Prepare them for this by asking them to explore their current ideas about science. This will encourage them to think about what they see in the Pod.

This activity, combined with a visit to Centre of the Cell, will also help pupils consider the many careers available in biomedical science, other than just ‘doctor’ or ‘nurse’.

Click here to download the PDF.

Designing the Interactives

This cross-curricular activity focuses on the games themselves, in particular the process of designing and building them. It covers aspects of Computer Science, Media Studies and English.

Click here to download the PDF.