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Friday, January 5 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Science or History? Try both! T96

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Blend science and history when teaching the Stone Age through to the Saxons with free resources from the Wellcome Genome Campus. Suitable for KS2.
In this session we will describe how we developed an innovative primary school programme blending together genetics and archaeology, bringing to life changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Anglo-Saxons whilst applying techniques to work scientifically.
We will talk about the Strands of Time programme and showcase free resources and activities that can be used in the classroom to introduce the concept of bioarchaeology, extracting DNA from ancient remains to find out more about people and animals from past times. This is a fun and effective way to blend together elements from the history and science curriculum for Key Stage 2 students.
Resources include:
  • “Code crackers” – decode a DNA code to find out what it does in animals.
  • “Recreate a face” – use DNA data from an Iron Age and Anglo Saxon skeletons to discover what they looked like!
  • “Ancient belongings” -  discover what we can learn from the past from objects left behind
  • “Fantastic flints” – identify prehistoric flint tools and make your own from a bar of soap.
Teachers will receive a free USB with a resource pack

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Francesca Gale

Education Development Lead, Welcome Sanger Institiute
I am the Education Development Lead at the Wellcome Genome Campus – the home of the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute. I am responsible for the education programme on and off campus. I work with scientists to develop engaging resources for school students... Read More →
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Rebecca Gilmore

Exhibition Curator, Wellcome Genome Campus
I am the Exhibition Curator at the Wellcome Genome Campus. I develop the programme of exhibitions and related events staged at the campus, and support collaborative projects between researchers and creative practitioners. With a background in history, and in particular the social... Read More →

Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
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