The Centre of the Cell website includes “facts, pictures, games and films inspired by the ongoing work of more than 60 leading scientists and doctors at Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry”.
The Films for Learning project “enables teachers and students to make their own custom video resources that they share online, inspiring other students teachers and schools to use them, as well as make and contribute their own”.
Includes short films made within Inside DNA: A Genomic Revolution
- DNA Discussed – visitors to the Inside DNA exhibition sharing their views about a variety of different genetics issues
- Big DNA Questions Answered
Other resources available include:
- How To - A Guide to Making Films for Learning: a useful guide which you can print out and copy for your students
- Media Permission Form: a general form we use for students participating in Films for learning projects. Feel free to adapt the wording for your own establishment
- Whose going to be who? an explanation of what everyone does in a film crew including a downloadable template
- How to run a Film Making Staff Meeting
Programme of events developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA in 2003. This was intended both to inform and to elicit the opinions of young people about the role of genetic science in the modern world.
- Gene Talk – dilemmas: A life for a life? (saviour siblings); Testing times (obesity), and Guilty or not guilty? (DNA fingerprinting)
- Gene Dreams – activity to encourage students to write news articles about future ‘breakthrough applications’ of DNA technology’
Planet SciCast encourages people of all ages to make mini movies about science through:
- training on how to make mini movies of science demonstrations
- a big UK wide competition encouraging people to make mini movies and to send them in to the Planet SciCast website
- a web resource of all movies and the written up activities and experiments
- a discussion about who’s job it is to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with entertaining science related material.