“I really enjoyed your activities!”
“All of the activities you showed us will fit into the curriculum”. Primary school teacher, St Dominic’s Primary Crieff.
“…the activities were fun and interesting and would have got the attention of all children”. Primary school teacher Royal Mile Primary Edinburgh.
“…I would recommend these activities (I already have!)” Primary school teacher Queensferry Primary school, Queensferry.
Our Continuous Professional Development sessions allow school teachers to try some of our activities for the classroom and explore new ways to deliver the life sciences curriculum. Here is an example schedule (we can modify this depending on individual needs).
EXAMPLE SCHEDULE for CPD session (2-2.5 hours).
(EdinCell team arrives 45’ before starting time to set up.)
– Arrival of teachers: There will be a display including several examples of our activities so teachers can take a look while everyone arrives.
- Microscopy: Display of different types of microscopes.
- Electron micrograph quiz.
- Mutant fruit flies.
00:00 Welcome and brief introduction by EdinCell team.00:15 “Sweet DNA: investigating DNA structure and function” workshop.
01:00 “Build your own fruit fly: meiosis and the generation of genetic diversity” workshop.
02:00 Questions. Free time to browse the activities on display.
Example of information pack provided for each teacher:
Leaflet for “Sweet DNA: investigating DNA structure and function” workshop, including introduction to the subject, step-by-step instructions for the workshop and links to the school curriculum.
Materials to build a DNA double helix using sweeties.
Leaflet for “Build your own fruit fly: meiosis and the generation of genetic diversity workshop” including introduction to the subject, step-by-step instructions for the workshop and links to the school curriculum.
Materials for the workshop, including set of chromosome cards, model results tables, model blank results form for the students and all the components of the (play dough) fruit fly.