The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022

Get your pupils discussing the work of Nobel prize winner for physiology or medicine 2022, Svante Paabo, by looking at evolution and DNA sequencing with these resources.

  • Evolution - For primary aged pupils looks at how organisms adapt to their environment and think about adaptations for humans that would help them survive better in their modern environment.
  • Tree of life - gets pupils thinking about evolution and the relationships between different organisms both today and in the past.
  • Human genome project and gene technology - looks at the processes involved in DNA sequencing amd the Human Genome Project



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This activity introduces children working at primary level to ideas about evolution in the context of habitats and the environment. Children think of several possible features they would like humans to evolve and discuss how they would help us to survive more easily in modern habitats. They then design an...

Wellcome Trust: Tree of life *suitable for home teaching*

Produced by the Wellcome Trust, these resources include an interactive evolutionary tree and a video of the Tree of Life. These materials will help students to find out more about the work of Charles Darwin and evolution. The resources contain:

Tree of life video: The video is a short...

From the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, these resources will help students to understand the processes involved in the sequencing of DNA and the Human Genome Project. Animations illustrate: * The Human Genome Project (HGP) * DNA sequencing * Producing DNA libraries * Subcloning of DNA The information is quite...