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SOLAR (Biomedical Sciences)

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A student-led group of undergraduate scientists from the School of Biomedical Sciences who will lead fun, interactive and highly engaging science workshops for a variety of age ranges. A hands-on approach to science that will leave children wanting to learn more!


A fantastic, give-it-a-go range of activities is currently offered by SOLAR to a number of age groups. These sessions really help to provide a key understanding of the basic scientific principles behind each activity, and also give a depth of knowledge providing students with greater insight into science related to human health!
They are easily adaptable for different years.

Each session runs for approximately 1-1.5 hours on Wednesday afternoons (after 1.30pm).  

  • PCR – Review and Experiment! What’s it all about?
    (YEARS 12/13)
  • HEART ATTACK – How do our hearts keep us alive?
    (YEARS 5-11)
  • DNA extraction from fruit – a fun, involved session to demonstrate what makes up all the cells in our body!
    (YEARS 8-11)
  • Snots, sneezes and germs – Germs and how to avoid them!
    (YEARS 5-9)


1-1.5 hours

Learning outcomes:

  • Teamwork
  • Subject specific knowledge
  • HE awareness
Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology
  • Events in School
  • Y 9
  • Y 8
  • Y 10
  • Y 11
  • Y 12
  • Y 13
  • Y 7
  • KS 3
  • KS 4
  • KS 5