Hands-on-Activity

Healthy Lifestyle Recipes: Hands-on Activity

For our Diet and Nutrition month hands-on activity we have teamed up with the fantastic Lily Kate Kitchen who has created some vibrant and delicious recipes for you to try out at home! These four recipes are complementary to the diets we explored the science of in our Lifestyle-Based Diet blog, check it out here if you missed it. The recipes are quick and simple to rustle up for a healthy and hearty dinner, we hope you enjoy! If you loved Lily Kate Kitchen‘s recipes, she has lots of other fantastic meal ideas on her Instagram – check them out… Read More »Healthy Lifestyle Recipes: Hands-on Activity

Paper Plane Proteins: Modelling Types of Genetic Mutations – Hands on Activity

Cancer is caused by genetic changes in our DNA. Whether it is DNA damage caused by UV rays, or an unlucky spelling mistake in our genes that we are born with, or have picked up over time.  This workshop aims to provide you with an understanding of what DNA is, its role in coding for genes and the impact that DNA changes have on proteins and therefore human disease, such as cancer.  Originally developed with high school students in mind, the content of the workshop should be complementary to a biology GCSE syllabus.  After an introduction to DNA, mutations and proteins, you are invited to make paper plane models alongside the demonstration. Each… Read More »Paper Plane Proteins: Modelling Types of Genetic Mutations – Hands on Activity

Origami DNA Activity: Collaboration with Black in Cancer

This month we have teamed up with the fantastic organisation Black in Cancer, who strengthen networks and highlight Black excellence in cancer research and medicine.  Dr Julia Morris, ambassador for Black in Cancer, has created a short video on how to create your very own origami DNA model at home.  All you need is a piece of A4 paper and a ruler! Check out the video below. During the video Julia tells us more about DNA changes in cancer and what can cause the genetic changes that lead to cancer development. We hope you enjoy the activity. Make sure to share pictures of your origami models… Read More »Origami DNA Activity: Collaboration with Black in Cancer

Google AI Experiments – An Online Hands-On Activity

AI (Artificial Intelligence) Experiments with Google are similar to mini games that showcase how AI can easily memorize patterns that it is coded to memorize and recognize these patterns very quickly. This is known as machine learning. For example, you can draw something and have the AI guess it for you (quite quickly) or you can listen to 14000 different sounds…or 14000 different bird sounds! Our volunteer, Youssef, showcases this with a couple of experiments. He will show you how to access and try them, and even make one yourselves – just watch the short video guide below! Check out… Read More »Google AI Experiments – An Online Hands-On Activity