September 2020 – New Supercytes animations have been developed to help scientific word pronunciation.
Supercytes is a free resource we developed for schools; helping students to learn about immunology, inflammation and infectious diseases.
This includes animations, card games, worksheets, a teaching presentation and much more, with a dedicated interactive website.
In response to teacher feedback, we have recently developed new short animations to help young learners to pronounce the scientific words associated with Supercytes, including the names of immune cells and their functions.
The Supercytes resources aim to:
- Facilitate enhanced, engaging teaching of immunology, inflammation and infectious disease biology by primary and secondary teachers.
- Incorporate interdisciplinary learning including numeracy, literacy, problem solving, working with others, and self-directed learning.
- Enhance collaboration with Universities, providing science capital and confidence in STEM careers to pupils from diverse backgrounds.
- Complement formal learning approaches with a fun, active, game-based approach, designed to reinforce key learning objectives.
- Deliver specific Scottish Curriculum for Excellence objectives in an accessible manner, with added value and differentiation opportunities.
Supercytes is currently being used by 161 schools and Universities across Europe, North America and South America.
Resource packs are FREE to schools in Edinburgh and the Lothians, and to all teachers regardless of location who have completed a Supercytes training workshop. They can also be purchased online. All the component resources are freely downloadable, under a Creative Commons Licence, from our dedicated interactive website.