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Muscling in!

Centre of the Cell will work with four local schools to create and deliver a new school science show, ‘Muscling in!’ to communicate the physiology of the musculoskeletal system of the human body.

Muscling in!
  • School/Institute/Department: Centre of the Cell, Blizard Institute, Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Subjects: Science Education, Muscles and Bones
  • Audience: School Children (key stage 2 and 3)

Centre of the Cell is a science education centre inside a distinctive orange ‘Pod’ suspended above the biomedical research laboratories of the Blizard Institute. To accompany the visits to the ‘Pod’, the team run a number of schools and family workshops and shows that can be delivered onsite as part of a visit, or out in schools.

In partnership with Dr Suzanne Eldridge of the Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology, Centre of the Cell will work with four local schools to create and deliver a new school science show, ‘Muscling in!’ to communicate the physiology of the musculoskeletal system of the human body.

The show will cover the ‘muscles and bones’ section of the National Curriculum for Science and will be aimed at pupils in key stage 2 and 3. The pupils taking part in the project will have a real influence and impact on the content and demonstrations in the show.

This project received large award funding from the Centre for Public Engagement.

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