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How can I get Supercytes?

Find out what the Supercytes resource pack contains and request a free pack for your school or school science club.

Request a resource pack

Map of Edinburgh and Lothians showing the free Supercytes zone

Free pack eligibility:

The Supercytes resource pack is currently available, free of charge, to schools and school science clubs in our FREE ZONE: Edinburgh and Lothians in Scotland (subject to availability after each print run, and restricted to one resource pack per school / club) and to those that have attended one of our Supercytes Teacher Training courses (regardless of school location). To request a resource pack please complete the form below.

Purchase pack at production cost price:

If you would like to receive Supercytes, but are outside our current FREE ZONE, please select the option “Outside free zone” below.

Download a resource pack

Print your own copy! The Supercytes resources are all available as a free digital download, under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Please register your interest using the form below and then follow the link provided to download the resources.

Creative Commons licence summary (BY-NC-SA)

What does the resource pack contain?

  • 6 x packs of “Supercytes: the immune cell standoff” card game
  • 24 x reusable worksheets
  • 1 x game instructions
  • 1 x lesson plan
  • 1 x USB memory stick of materials:
    • lesson plan with project / competition information
    • Supercytes cartoons with transcripts
    • game instructions
    • Inflammation & Immunology powerpoint presentation
    • Centre for Inflammation Research videos  with transcripts
    • Supercytes worksheet
    • pre-lesson student quiz 1 (Microsoft Powerpoint and Word files)
    • post-lesson student quiz 2 (Microsoft Powerpoint and Word files)
    • student quiz answers (Microsoft Powerpoint file)
    • teacher feedback form
    • pupil feedback form

Request a resource pack

  • Please make sure to enter your school’s address in the box above the map and then check that the pin on the map appears in the correct place before continuing.

Internet Explorer users

If you are using Internet Explorer (IE) versions 9, 10 or 11 – please use an alternative browser, or the following link to complete the registration form:

Register your school using IE 9, 10 or 11 

N.B. There are no known issues with Chrome, Firefox, IE (versions 14 or 15) or Safari.

Terms of Use

If we use your material we will publish your school name, description and teacher/leader name as you provide it (unless you ask us not to) but we will never publish your email address or pack ID. You own the copyright if whatever you post or upload is completely new and original. That usually means it doesn’t contain anyone else’s content, like videos and music. For anything that contains content made by someone else, the copyright may belong to them. So you’ll usually need to get their permission before posting or uploading it.

Privacy Statement

Information about you - how we use it:

The information you provide in connection with receiving, being trained in and/or using the Supercytes resources, will be used by the University of Edinburgh to enable us to send you the Supercytes resources you have requested (also ensuring the limits on the number of resource packs per school are adhered to); to liaise with you with regard to any resultant pupil quiz entries (including providing you with private personalised feedback on their anonymous quiz scores), competition entries and feedback received in connection with Supercytes; to offer you Supercytes training, corrections and additions to the resource pack; to allow us to collect basic metrics on how and where the Supercytes resource is being used (as an essential feedback to enable funding of educational resources of this nature); to indicate the participation of your school/group on our online Supercytes map; and to enable the award of prizes and certificates where applicable.

We are using information about you on the basis that it is a legitimate interest, to enable us to provide you with the Supercytes resources and/or training that you have requested. This data processing enables you to receive the Supercytes educational resources and participate in this University run educational opportunity.

Unless you ask us to remove your data, we will hold the personal data you provided us for a maximum of ten years after your last active participation in the project, after which only the details of the participating school will be retained for project reporting purposes.

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes.

If you wish to change your details, have your data removed, or request a copy of the information we hold about you, please email or write to us at Donald Davidson, University of Edinburgh Centre for Inflammation Research, Queen's Medical Research Institute, W2.05, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ.

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