Molecules to Medicine

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Groups of approximately 30 learners

Keystage 3 and 4

40-60 minutes

About the Course

Introduction to atoms, molecule, and compounds. Understand what different medicines are used for. In pairs build a series of molecules of medical drugs. Discussion around careers linked to biochemistry. Build a large molecule as a class whilst learning about the drug discovery process. 


This workshop is great as part of a full STEM day for Keystage 3 learners. It can also be run as a careers fair stand.

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Curriculum Links: 

  • Science - Atoms, elements, and compounds: A simple (Dalton) atomic model - differences between atoms, elements, and compounds o chemical symbols and formulae for elements and compounds

Skills Builder Framework Links:

  • Listening 

  • Problem solving 

  • Staying positive 

  • Teamwork

Room requirements:

  • Can be delivered in a standard classroom with a projector and screen.

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