Magnificent Microbes – School outreach 8th June 2018

The School of Life Sciences has a biannual microbiology themed outreach programme with local schools called “Magnificent Microbes”. Today was the turn of the scientists to listen to the school children about what they had been researching following an earlier hands on activity day at the Dundee Science Centre in March.

Inge who is visiting the University of Dundee for her secondment, and host Nicola Stanley-Wall got stuck in and met with 60 local school children. They both listened to the children’s talks, looked at posters and were asked about their work. Inge was also asked a lot of questions about what it is like to be a scientist and about her project in general.

The outcomes:

  • Reinforcing learning on microbiology and food poisoning.
  • Allowing children to see scientists as real people
  • Advancing communication skills- for both the children and the scientists!
  • Teacher development in terms of the science curriculum.