Who said that science and literacy don’t mix?
In this series of events, led by researchers and staff members at the Babraham Institute, children are introduced to scientific ideas and people through storytelling. Each session has a different story with a different message about science. To watch each video, click on the titles below.
Friday 26 March, 11am: Battle Robots of the Blood, by Adrian Liston.
Written by one of our very own researchers, “Battle Robots of the Blood” is an engaging story about our immune system. It tells the story of Tim, a seven-year-old boy with a faulty immune system, and the dangers of the world around him.
Monday 29 March, 11am: Moth, by Isabel Thomas.
A prize-winning picture book, Moth is a story of light and dark, of change and adaptation, of survival and hope. The story is a beautiful exploration of the evolution of the peppered moth, studied by Cambridge professor Michael Majerus.
Friday 2 April, 11am: My Mummy is a Scientist, by Kerrine and Jason Bryan.
This colourful, rhyming, gender stereotype-busting book will introduce children to a range of science jobs, from mixing chemicals in a laboratory to finding out more about how our bodies work - like scientists at the Babraham Institute!
Video readings will be made available on our YouTube channel and will be available until Monday 12 April. Booking is not required, but please register here if you would like an email reminder of the event details.
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