The Evolution of Cancer Board Game
Explore the science behind DNA damage and repair with this thought-provoking board game designed by Dr Martin Christlieb from the Department of Oncology, Oxford University. In teams, students adopt the role of a person living their life and use dice rolls to represent the damage and possible repair mistakes in their DNA. The game highlights the importance of inheritance and lifestyle in cancer outcomes, as well as illustrating some aspects of ‘how science works’. A good resource for a KS3/4 biology lesson on genetics or a PSHE session on lifestyle choice.


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  • Evolution of Cancer Game Instructions.pdf
  • Evolution of Cancer Game Boards.pdf
  • Evolution of Cancer Team Posters.pdf
  • Evolution of Cancer Cards.pdf

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Created: Feb 13, 2014

Game, puzzle, quiz

pdf, 1 MB

Evolution of Cancer Game Instructions

Game, puzzle, quiz

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Evolution of Cancer Game Boards

Game, puzzle, quiz

pdf, 3 MB

Evolution of Cancer Team Posters

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