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Why you will never catch smallpox: conclusion

This activity supports learning in science and English, using the context of Dr Edward Jenner’s work on developing a vaccine for Smallpox. Children learn how, through vaccination, Smallpox became the first and only human disease to be eradicated. They look at what other vaccines exist today and the current battles...

Picturing Dr Jenner

This activity supports learning in English and Art using the context of Edward Jenner’s work on testing a vaccine on James Phipps.  Children compare a number of artworks depicting Dr Jenner vaccinating James Phipps. As an optional extension activity, they discuss the use of artistic...

The speckled monster

This resource consists of three separate activities designed as an introduction to smallpox and the development of vaccinations resulting from Edward Jenner’s ideas, investigations and collection of evidence.  Activity (a) introduces Jenner’s work through the JAMES film. Children then take part in a smallpox...

The history detectives

This activity supports learning in history and English, using the context of the context of Dr Edward Jenner’s work on developing a vaccine for Smallpox. It introduces the concept of historical evidence and helps children start to use primary and secondary sources to respond to simple history questions. The...

Why you will never catch smallpox: making movies

This resource supports learning in literacy and drama and science, all based around the life of Edward Jenner. After watching a short film, children discuss some of the main differences between plays and films, beginning to think in terms of cinematic storytelling. They use their scientific and historical...

The great vaccine debate

This activity supports learning in science and history, using the context of Dr Edward Jenner’s work on developing a vaccine for Smallpox.
Using a wide range of secondary sources of information children find out about different people’s views on vaccination in the early 1880’s. Using this information they can...

Measles alert! Episode four

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

Measles alert! Episode three

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

Measles alert! Episode two

In this exciting multimedia simulation activity, children work to bring a local measles epidemic under control. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team as Science Advisors, Data Analysts, and Healthcare Workers and use their maths, science and research skills to analyse and fight the outbreak, and their...

Evidence for the frontline: more questions than answers

This  Powerpoint presentation from the May 2016 STEM Research Conference  explains the background to the Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) scheme which was intentended to develop and test ways of enhancing...

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