Newport primary school will host a science week for its pupils from the 17th to the 21st of March. During this week, Deena Leslie Pedrioli (DGEM), Patrick Pedrioli and Thimo Kurz (MRC-PPU), three young investigators from the College of Life Sciences in Dundee, will help the children experience first hand what it is like to work in a biology lab.
The pupils will have the opportunity to peer through the lens of a microscope, to simulate how microbes are transferred, to learn to "see" objects too small to be seen, and to build cells out of Play-Doh.
Students from the College will also explain to the pupils what it is like to be a scientist and will answer their questions on the life in the lab.
** Key facts. **
What: Science week.
When: 17th-21st of March.
Where: Newport primary school.
Who: Deena Leslie Pedrioli (Dermatology and Genetic Medicine), Patrick Pedrioli (MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit), Thimo Kurz (MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit).
Activities: Microbes - bacteria on common objects; how are bacteria transferred.
Microscopic world - microscopy; mass spectrometry.
Cell biology - models of animal and plant cells.
The biologist tools - Pipettes, plastic-ware.
Meet the scientists - chat with scientists.