Get the most out of the Cocoon experience at the Darwin Centre with these curriculum-linked activities.
These free online activities will support learning in the classroom before and after your visit.
There are 3 activities, one each for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and post-16 students. Students work their way through a set of web pages that guide them through the activity.
Each activity asks students to take on a role, for example a scientist applying for a job, or a journalist reporting on the Darwin Centre. They use their visit to the Cocoon experience to do research before presenting back to their class in groups or individually.
Take the role of a scientist, news reporter or radio interviewer to give a presentation about how scientists in the Darwin Centre study biodiversity.
Take the role of an interviewer or a scientist being interviewed for a research position. You will use your visit to the Darwin Centre to help you prepare.
Become a biomedical researcher studying the links between living organisms and disease. Your task is to plan an expedition and present your application for funding.
Book all school activities in advance on +44 (0)20 7942 5555. Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00 during term time and 10.00-13.00 in the holidays.