Life of the Bees

Baylab Great Britain

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:

approximately 3,000 participants per year (7 to 18 years)

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 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

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