Molecules to Medicine

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Groups of approximately 30 learners

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Keystage 3 and 4

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40-60 minutes

About the Workshop

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

Skills Builder Framework Links:

  • Listening 

  • Problem solving 

  • Staying positive 

  • Teamwork

Curriculum Links: 

  • Science - Atoms, elements, and compounds: - A simple (Dalton) atomic model - Differences between atoms, elements, and compounds  - Chemical symbols and formulae for elements and compounds.

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