Cracking the Code- The Genetics of Superheroes
The comic books are filled with mutants; heroes and villains whose special abilities are genetic in their origin. But what are real mutants like, and could we one day use genetics to make us superhuman?
Topics – genetics, mutation, DNA, mRNA, transcription, translation, transgenic plants and animals, bacterial genetics, gene therapy and more.
Duration – Adaptable 45-60 min.
Audience – Adaptable content, perfect for A-level and GCSE students. Can be made appropriate for keystage 3.
“Fun, engaging, informative, interactive”
“Excellent presenter and really good use of audience, very well linked to the curriculum”…..“Made a difficult subject easy to understand”
“Related well to what the students learning at this level which enabled them to interact with their knowledge but challenged them and learnt some interesting facts. Good delivery, interesting and funny”
Various teachers from who saw the performance at a Training Partnership “Superheroes of Science” event.
This is an interactive lecture that acts as an introduction/reinforcment of the ideas of
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|Published||24 August 2017|
|Last modified||24 August 2017|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||Less than 1 hour|
This rate fudges up for more shows, long travel and overnighting and down for smaller schools and charities etc