Resources for Schools
The Gurdon Institute is committed to sharing our research with young people, particularly those studying GCSE & A-level biology, and have compiled a list of resources (both online and hands-on) that have been created as part of the public engagement programme.
Gurdon Institute Resources for Schools
One of the main aims of our public engagement programme is to empower and inspire the next generation. The institute is a hub of expertise, with many world renowned scientists working in our labs, and we want to share our knowledge and resources with young people, whether they means simply helping make classwork or revision easier or inspiring them to consider a career in biological research.
All of our resources are completely free to use for everyone, so please do share with teachers and biology students in your network and help us spread the word.
The Cell Explorer
The Cell Explorer is a free online interactive 3D model allowing students to investigate the structure of eukaryotic cells, their organelles and cellular processes.
Using art to inspire discussions that explore our science, biology and how researchers can shape the future.
Made the Same Way Podcast
A podcast series were emerging female emcees collaborate with scientists to discuss life, music and how humans develop before birth.
A three-part toolkit including a hands-on classwork to explore the mechanisms of gene regulation by transcription factors, DNA methylation and histone acetylation.
Fruit Fly Larvae Dissection
This practical activity uses magnifiers and classroom microscopes to view and dissect fruit fly larvae, allowing students to observe the size and scale of cells, tissues and organs and develop an appreciation for shared anatomical features of flies and humans.
Unlocking Genetic Editing
A puzzle-solving game for reviewing transcription, translation and the structure of DNA and RNA. This activity also provides a brief introduction to gene editing and the CRISPR-Cas9 technique.
More projects coming soon…
We are currently developing more resources for teachers and students in collaboration with scientists.
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