Search for new-born monster Melissa’s mummy at Whitechapel’s Centre of the Cell
- Credit: Queen Mary Uni
Children aged four to eight are being invited to a story-telling session about a ‘Mummy for Melissa’ in London’s East End as part of a week of half-term activities at Whitechapel’s Centre of the Cell.
The story is about a new-born monster trying to find her mummy, meeting new friends along the way who teach her about the world of living things, cells and DNA.
The session next Friday, June 29, comes at the end of a week of activities at Queen Mary University’s science education research centre.
Among the activities, families can learn about the world of teeth.
They can sink their teeth into the Teethtastic show and take part in a giant DIY toothpaste experiment, exploring how many teeth a shark has—it’s a subtle way for children to learn how to improve teeth and gum health.
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Events also include sessions inside the cell-shaped Pod suspended over the working laboratories of the Blizard Institute, where youngsters can about the world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research.
Visitors to the Cell can try their hand at virtual experiments, healing extensive virtual burns, having their cells counted and even studying real body parts.
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The centre in Newark Street, E1, is close to Whitechapel Underground and Overground station.