A Day in the Life of a Scientist

Activities based on your visit to the Darwin Centre

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.

Teacher notes
  • Blanca Huertas
    Key Stage 3: Who works at the Museum?

    Take the role of a scientist, news reporter or radio interviewer to give a presentation about how scientists in the Darwin Centre study biodiversity.

  • scientist
    Key Stage 4: Careers in science

    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.

  • expedition equipment
    Post-16: Planning an expedition

    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.

School bookings

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.

Darwin Centre links

All Key Stage 3 activities

All Key Stage 4 activities

All post-16 activities