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SciLifeLab at SciFest

Published: 2015-03-06

SciLifeLab will participate at SciFest 2015 with four activities to encourage children’s interest in science. The topics include finding cancer cells, hand hygiene, zebrafish embryos and DNA code.

SciFest is a science festival organized by Uppsala University (TekNat-samverkan), Destination Uppsala, Teknik College, Uppsala Kommun, Länsstyrelsen and Regionförbundet during March 19-21. The first two days are dedicated for school classes, ages 7-18. Day three is open for the public and all activities are non-stop. There are both workshops and non-stop activities. Read about the SciLifeLab workshops below or visit to learn more.

Find the needle in the haystack

The workshop will show the participants, in a very playful way, how you can find a cancer cell among millions of other cells.
Target group: elementary school, intermediate level

Clean hands save lives

This non-stop activity will show the visitor if she or he has as clean hands as she or he thinks, using a fluorescent hand sanitizer and UV-light.
Target group: elementary school/high school

The Zebrafish – man’s best friend?

Visiting this non-stop activity, the visitors will take part of the fascinating development of zebrafish embryos. Can parallels be drawn with the development of human embryos?
Target group: elementary school/high school

Find the DNA-code for your name

Visiting this non-stop activity, you can build a bracelet by decoding your name into DNA codons.
Target group: elementary school