Primary School Outreach
Passing on our excitement about science to inspire a new generation of scientists
What we doThe Babraham Institute has a long history of working with schools in the local community and has successfully developed a range of activities suitable for KS1 and KS2.
These outreach activities are the result of collaboration and input from our scientists, teachers and our funders, the BBSRC. We aim to provide links to the National Curriculum when possible.
Please have a look at the resources available for download below and give us a call if you have any requests or suggestions
How we do itOur primary schools programme aims to inspire children and to convey our passion and excitement about science to a new generation of researchers. Our outreach includes school visits and exciting hands-on activities delivered by scientists of all ages.
Most of our activities consist of a Q&A-style presentation designed to encourage discussion and an exciting and memorable hands-on activity for the whole class.
We are happy to provide advice to schools on lesson plans, science days and general science and careers enquiries.
STEM AmbassadorsMany Babraham scientists are also STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassadors. The STEM scheme is nationally co-ordinated by STEMNET and STEMTEAM-EAST and its aim is to inspire children and young people into STEM subjects.
Your local STEM organisation will be able to advise you on Ambassadors and activities in your area - while we would love to be able to visit every school in the country we cannot get to you all!
You could also try the British Association of Science or your nearest university.
Your Immune ArmyLesson Plan (Word)
Antigen/Antibody shapes (PowerPoint)
The Immune Army website contains information about your Immune Army, profiles of our scientists and lots of exciting images to download
Baked Bean Challenge!Lesson Plan (Word)
Assembly Plan (Word)
These resources have been created with the invaluable help of Clair Palmer (Fulbourn Primary School) and Josh Whitmore (SVC)