Reading

Life of the Bees

Pupils can take on the role of a bee to get to know their life and their tasks in nature. Older students examine taste receptors by means of molecular genetic methods, for example.

Location

Reading

Country

Great Britain

Founded

2017

Participants

students (key stages 1 to 5)

Thematic Focus

In Baylab in the UK, young researchers study chemistry in their daily lives, learning about enzymes, the catalysts of life, and DNA. In a fictional crime case, they apply modern methods of molecular biology, and younger children can discover why bees are so important to nature.

Background and History

The Baylab in the UK is the youngest student lab worldwide – it opened at the Bayer headquarters in Reading. It gives teachers and pupils the chance to gain scientific insights through practical experimentation.

Homepage

http://www.bayer.co.uk

Contact

Emma Schierbaum

Main switchboard number - 0118 206 3000
E-mail: emma.schierbaum@bayer.com