Life Sciences Research for Lifelong Health
Lifelab DNA extraction

Primary Schools

Here you can find all the materials we have developed for primary school students and teachers, including classroom activities and experiments to try at home.

Our activities may be suitable for different age groups depending on student ability - you may also like to have a look at out our video pages. We'd love to hear how you and your students get on with our resources - please email pictures and comments to pe@babraham.ac.uk or link to our Twitter feed @BabrahamInst 

Chromatography

Chromatography

This lesson will introduce students to chromatography – a standard laboratory technique used to purify or separate mixtures. This can also be used in a classroom to investigate the colours in felt tipped pens and sweets.

Downloads:
Lesson plan (Word)
Instructions (Word)

Fair Testing

Fair testing logo

How can we ensure that an experiment is well designed? This lesson will introduce students to the principles of fair testing and how to be sure their results are based on fact and includes an experiment to investigate the best brand of paper towel.

Downloads:
Lesson plan (Word)
Presentation (Presentation)
Fact sheet (Word)

DNA Extraction

DNA extraction

This lesson will introduce students to what DNA is, why we want to know about it and includes instructions for an experiment extracting DNA from strawberries.

Downloads:
Lesson plan (Word)
Presentation (PowerPoint)
Instructions (Word)
Fact sheet (Word)
CLEAPSS data sheet (pdf)

Sweet DNA

Sweet DNA

This lesson will introduce students to what DNA is, why we want to know about it, and how to make a model of DNA using sweets.

Downloads:
Lesson plan (Word)
Presentation (PowerPoint)
Instructions (pdf)
Fact sheet (Word)

Weapons of Microscopic Destruction

Weapons of Microscopic Destruction logo

This lesson will introduce students to the basic principles of the immune system.

Downloads:
Lesson plan (Word)
Presentation (PowerPoint)
Fact sheet (Word)




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