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Starts: 08/Jan/2021 @ 0:00 to 26/Feb/2021 @ 0:00
Price: Free

How to build a Human: Design a Card Game challenge 


The challenge will run from the 8 January until 26 February 2021 and offers a creative approach to learning about the human body and the far reaching benefits of the Human Cell Atlas project. Developed with Little Inventors, the Wellcome Sanger Institute in partnership with Heayes Design, a toy and games design consultancy, The How to Build a Human Card Game Challenge offers a fresh way to learn about cells and how to design and develop a card game inspired by this science. 

The resources have been designed for students age 11 to 14 years old to stretch their imagination and creativity whilst introducing topics around the Human Cell Atlas and what different tissues and cells do within the body. The resource pack is broken down into a number of stages for flexible delivery (given the times we are in) and includes: 

  • Video introductions from Little Inventors, Sanger Institute and Heayes Design 
  • A powerpoint video teaching students about the Human Cell Atlas 
  • A powerpoint presentation about game design 
  • Tissue fact sheets 
  • Activity sheets
  • Additional video content from HCA researchers about specific tissues and cells


Teachers can choose the content they think is most appropriate to support their lesson, depending on how they want to deliver the workshop and the age of their students.

Student card game ideas need to be uploaded onto the challenge website before 26 February 2021 and we hope to host a virtual Meet the Human Cell Atlas Scientists Q&A session on this date for participating students.


Challenge Launch & Teacher CPD 

8 January 2021

We are currently taking names of interested schools and will send you further information about the How to build a Human: Challenge Teacher’s CPD webinar event in the coming weeks. Our teachers’ CPD webinar is designed to help participating schools get the most out of our STEAM linked teachers resources and deliver an amazing card game challenge workshop in your school. We anticipate it happening 8 January 2021. 

If you are interested in attending the  How to build a Human Challenge Teacher’s CPD webinar event please send an email to confirm your interest. 

To download further information click HERE

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