Dates available: 6 Dec 2019 – 19 Apr 2020
Timings: 10:30/11:30/12:30/13:30 (60 mins)
Join the battle against five tropical diseases and the parasites that cause them in this interactive exhibition and discover how scientific research taking place in Scotland is leading the way in this field.
Malaria, Guinea Worm, Sleeping Sickness, Schistosomiasis and Leishmaniasis affect 1 in 18 people in the world. These five parasitic diseases are among a range which the World Health Organization is aiming to eliminate, some as soon as 2020.
Scottish institutions – the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of Dundee, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh – are at the forefront of these efforts.
Your free teacher-led visit will allow your pupils to explore the exhibition for up to 60 minutes. Teachers notes accompanying the exhibition will be available from December 2019.
Secondary school? Visit our dedicated page.
Suitable for: Primary 6–7 teachers and Secondary STEM teachers
Location: Studio 2, Learning Centre, National Museum of Scotland
Cost: Free of charge
No of tickets: 24 max
Dates: Fri 31 Jan 2020
Bookings: Via Eventbrite
Supercytes: the immune cell standoff is a game-based resource focused on the cells involved in inflammation, immunology and infectious diseases.
In this session you will:
All the Supercytes resources are free to Edinburgh and Lothians schools and to all teachers who’ve attending this training, regardless of school location. (One pack per school, while supplies last)
Recent teacher testimonials
"There was very little need for teacher prep. The pack was comprehensive and easy to use. I will use this resource again next year.”
"I know this will change learning in the classroom."
"The resources are professional-looking and I envisage captivating for students."
"I really like it. A novel approach to a complex area of Biology."
"Fun but at the same time educational. Hits numeracy buttons as well."
"There were multi-level approaches and accessibility for a variety of students of various literacy and numeracy levels."
"Lots of scope to use creatively in an interdisciplinary topic."
Refreshments from 14:00. Session starts 14:15.
Suitable for: Primary/Secondary Teachers
Cost: Free of charge
Timings: 13:30 onwards
Dates: Fri 28 Feb 2020
Booking: Opens online in December
Join our Teacher Afternoon with Edinburgh Science Learning, as part of secondary students careers event Careers Hive. Enjoy a free afternoon of discussions, networking and cake. Booking opens in December 2019.
Parasites: Battle for Survival is presented in partnership with the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research at the University of Dundee, Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology at the University of Glasgow and Edinburgh infectious Diseases at the University of Edinburgh.