How to build a Human: Design a Card Game Challenge

Human Cell Atlas Member Lunchtime Seminar

Wednesday 13 January 2021, 12-1pm


The How to Build a Human: Design a Card Game Challenge is designed to stretch your students’ imagination and develop their creativity skills by learning all about the Human Cell Atlas (HCA).

The challenge is simple, students will design a card game inspired by the Human Cell Atlas and their knowledge of human cells and tissues. The best design will be chosen by award winning game designer Richard Heayes, HCA scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Little Inventors. 

The students who submit the winning card game concept will work with Heayes Design to have their game developed into a real product which will be sent to every participating school across the UK! The winning game will also be featured in a national touring exhibition as part of One Cell At a Time, a year-long arts project exploring the areas where art and science meet within the Human Cell Atlas.

HCA Member Lunchtime Seminar

We are looking for HCA members to Join us for our 1 hour lunchtime zoom meeting at 12 – 1pm, 13 January 2021. This session is designed to support HCA members who are interested in delivering a virtual schools session as part of our HCA How to build a Human: Design a Card Game school challenge.

During the session we will run through our pre-prepared downloadable teaching resources that support delivery of the Key Stage 3 science curriculum through a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) led activity.

Check out our challenge website here.





This agenda may be subject to small changes to the running order.

12.00 Introduction to Human Cell Atlas – Suzy O’Hara 

12.05 Introduction to Downloadable Teaching Resource – Anna Wilbrey-Clark 

12.25 Walk through of Challenge website & uploading ideas – Ellie Birkead 

12.35 Q&A

13.00 Finish