Activities

Continue the Cell! Cell! Cell! experience in the class room.

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Baby Bonanza

Breed yourselves a bumper-crop of bouncing classroom babies!

  • KS4+ desk activity
  • Punnet squares & autosomal recessive diseases
  • Autosomal recessive diseases / carriers
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Punnet squares

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Cheeky Cells

You really are made of cells!

  • KS3+ desk activity
  • Use microscope to see human skin cells
  • You are made from cells
  • Identifying basic cell structures

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Crack the Codon

Decode mutant DNA to discover the effect

  • KS4+ desk activity
  • DNA triplets coding for protein, including start/stop codons
  • Messenger RNA, uracil
  • Translation, start and stop codons
  • Effects of single-point mutations, and possibly of insertions or deletions

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Cut-out Cells

Cells of all shapes and sizes

  • KS3+ desk activity
  • Construct scale models of different cell types
  • Different cell types/shapes
  • Scale of cells
  • Micrometres

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DNA jigsaw

Can you crack the code?

  • KS3+ desk activity
  • DNA base pairing
  • Base pairing
  • DNA variation between species

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Modelling the Helix

Cut-out DNA

  • KS5 desk activity
  • Collaboratively make an accurate paper model of DNA structure
  • DNA structure; hydrogen bonding of A/T vs G/T; major and minor groove

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All Class Room Activities

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Post show powerpoint presentation

Example 20 -30 minute post-show presentation (with brief notes) for a KS5 audience

  • KS5
  • Inside a cell
  • Membrane structure: Phospholipids
  • Nucleus
  • DNA
  • Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
  • Vesicle
  • Exocytosis
  • Endocytosis
  • Cytoskeleton

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