Biology is much more fun in 3D — especially if you can touch, squeeze, recline on, peek into and walk through it.
On Tuesday night I got to experience The Giant Cell, an inflatable, interactive exhibit part of the Cambridge Science Festival. It’s a joint project of the University of Basel and Interpharma (a trade association for Swiss pharmaceutical companies).
And yes, The Giant Cell is giant — it’s 300,000 times larger than a cell in your body. But all the parts were there: the nucleus, the ribosomes, the mitochondria, you name it. This was science education at its best. And biggest.