‘I learned not to be scared to talk about cancer’
A really exciting day on Friday 7th February when we welcomed P7 pupils to Dundee Science Centre to work with world-leading scientists from Dundee Cancer Centre. Through hands-on activities, developed and delivered by scientists, researchers and nurses from Dundee Cancer Centre, children learned about cells and cancer.
I can’t choose one thing, I loved it all!
I learnt about how the different bloods get ready for scientists! It was fun!
That you should be careful with what you wear outside and that if you eat broccoli it helps a lot.
I learnt that cancer travels faster than normal cells.
There are 200 types of cancer cells
I enjoyed making play-doh drugs
Very easy to understand and was fun
I enjoyed meeting a real scientist
I learnt that strawberries have DNA and what our cells look like! It was fun!
I learnt today about cancer and how it can be stopped.
Teachers were equally positive in their feedback:
Hands on activities are great. Brilliant to see the kids engaging so well.
The people who were doing the explaining, explained very complex concepts in a very understandable way for the children. It’s something that we will pick up on when we go back to school and share what we have learnt with the rest of the school and try to find out more.
This is the first part of a bigger piece of work, the next steps of which are to work with teachers from secondary schools and Dundee Cancer Centre to develop a workshop to support the broad general education in the secondary setting, or the Senior Phase. This will provide opportunities for learning for teachers involved, and the pupils in the 10 secondary schools we work with, when we bring our funded outreach to them between September and December 2014.
If you’re interested in being part of this exciting project, and connecting your learners with cutting-edge, world-leading sciences happening in Dundee, please contact Lauren Boath, Science Learning Manager for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org)