Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre

A full day, hands-on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) masterclass for Advanced Higher Biology pupils (school or college) during the October 2022 break. 

We have an exciting programme of hands-on science workshops for local, national and international primary and secondary schools.

We have a programme of molecular biology and genetic focused workshops for further education college students of all levels. 

Online educational resources, for P6 to S6 pupils, to support learning in the classroom and information about our teacher professional development courses. 

We have worked with 8 schools, 8 teachers and 109 pupils studying the National 5 Skills for Work: Laboratory Science AKA Nat 5 Lab Skills, to pilot this new project from the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre here at the University of Edinburgh.

Meet a Roslin Scientist - images of a cell culture dish, test tube with green liquid, and screen with computer code

Your class can take part in a virtual visit to the Roslin Institute, meet one of our scientists, ask them your questions, see them do a live demo and find out about science in the real world!

We have many opportunities for families and adults to get hands-on with some real-life science in the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre. 

The Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre is proud to be a Scotland's Regional Champion and have a selection of hands-on investigations that can be used at home or in the classroom to help support your young science explorers to ask and answer their own scientific questions.

Follow the story of Zuri’s quest - how can genetics help her to produce enough milk for all of the children in her village? This resource has been designed for pupils aged 8 to 14 years old and has interdisciplinary curriculum links with science, social science, literacy and sustainability.

Project Science is series of simple hands-on activities that aim to support primary school classroom practitioners to use the scientific method and explore real-life research with their learners. 

In this microbiology toolkit, for teachers working with pupils aged 8 - 14 years old, we provide free downloadable classroom resources to support your learners to use the scientific method to investigate pond water microorganisms.

An empty laboratory in the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.

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We aim to inspire the next generation of scientists and science communicators by offering opportunities for young people; including school pupils, undergraduates and PhD students.