A flexible stem cell teaching tool that introduces stem cell science through creative group work and discussion. Includes colourful activity cards, simple worksheets, poster templates and an activity guide with a whole host of suggestions for how to use the materials. Now available to order in print.
Basic awareness of what cells, embryos, genes and DNA are
All about stem cells is a fun way to introduce students to the science of stem cells. What are stem cells? What types of stem cells are there and where do we find them? How are they used now and how might they be used in medicine in the future?
The activity guide provides detailed suggestions for how to use the materials, whether you've got 30 minutes or two hours. We've also created two versions - one for 11-14 year olds and one for students aged 16+.
All about stem cells covers four basic themes in stem cell biology:
You can now order a print pack of All about stem cells for 16+ year olds for £5.
|Activity guide for facilitators or teachers (pdf)||72.44 KB|
|All materials for 16+ year olds (pdf)||1.71 MB|
|All materials for 11-14 year olds (pdf)||1.5 MB|
|Editable version - cards 16+ (doc)||9.31 MB|
|Editable version - cards 11-14 (doc)||8.3 MB|
|Editable version - optional questions & worksheets 16+ (doc)||1.58 MB|
|Editable version - optional questions & worksheets 11-14 (doc)||1.4 MB|
All about stem cells was created by Emma Kemp. Important contributions, advice and opportunities to pilot the activities were provided by many colleagues, teachers and students and their contributions are detailed within the activity guide. Particular thanks to Louise Guy of Bathgate Academy, Scotland, who played a major role in adapting the content for the 11-14 age group.
Photograph of two female students (top right) on this page by Feelin' Groovy Photography.
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