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Biology Week

Category: Biology, Outside of the Classroom

4th – 8th October 

Sci-Fi in Real Life

Explore the science behind the fiction

How can YOU get involved?

Monday 4th October

COMPETITION: The Great Biology Bake Off

To launch Biology Week, join in our Bake Off! Bring in a cake that represents an organism/organ/cell which is so amazing it must be fictional! Prizes for the best entries!
Cakes will then be sold to the teachers in the staffroom during Biology Week and all money raised will be donated to the Macmillan coffee morning charity.

12:30pm


L6


All welcome to enter!

Monday 4th October

COMPETITION: Short Science Fiction Story/Film

We want you to write a short science-fiction story (max. 2000 words) or short science-fiction film (max. 15 minutes) with references for how the science is real!All welcome! Prizes for best entries!Open to entries Monday 4th October.Deadline: Monday 18th October.Send entries to hburbidge@aggs.bright-futures.co.uk

All week!


All welcome to enter!

Tuesday 5th October

TALK: Parasites – Control of Body and Mind

Come to see footage of the world’s creepiest parasites. Watch in awe and horror as they make ants into zombies and control the movements of crickets. Learn how they can control the bodies and minds of organisms and why they do this. All welcome but NOT for the faint hearted! BEWARE!

3:40pm


Main Hall


All welcome! – Science for younger years


4th-8th October

Wednesday 6th October

TALK: De-Extinction

Can extinct species come back from the dead? Will there be a real Jurassic Park? Is it even a good idea? Come along to talk about the concept of “De-Extinction” and how scientists are looking to bring back extinct animals back to life… and if they should…

12:40pm


L6


Y10 -Y13

Thursday 7th October

TALK: Regeneration

Did you know that some animals can regenerate tissue, limbs, even parts of their brain! Dr. Elli Marinopouloufrom the University of Manchester will be providing insight into neural development and regenerative medicine!

12:40pm


L6


Y9 -Y13

Thursday 7th October

SPECIAL EVENT: Rat Dissection

NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED! Have you ever wanted to try your hands at dissecting a rat? Well now is your chance! 30 places for each session -Sign up and provide parental consent.

3:40pm


L6


Y13 only

Friday 8th October

QUIZ: What is fact and what is fiction?

Calling Year 7 and 8s! How well do you know your fact from your fiction! Find out in the quiz Friday lunchtime. Prizes available for the winning team! Teams of max. 4 people!

12:40pm


L6


Y7 -8

Friday 8th October

SPECIAL EVENT: Rat Dissection

NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED! Have you ever wanted to try your hands at dissecting a rat? Well now is your chance! 30 places for each session -Sign up and provide parental consent.

3:40pm


L6


Y12 only

Click here to download the timetable 

Please eat beforehand!

Is there anything in biology you have always wanted to learn but it’s not in the curriculum?
Send suggestions to hburbidge@aggs.bright-futures.co.uk and we might be able to arrange a talk or activity later in the term!

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