Science Walk KS2 – Stop 3: Gonville and Caius College

At each stop on the walk there will be a story and an activity. Worksheets for children to use during the walk need to be downloaded and printed off at school and brought with you.

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Story Three:
William Harvey (1578–1617) 


This stop takes place at Michaelhouse and explores the life of William Harvey, another Cambridge student who became a royal doctor. He studied anatomy – how the body works, and made detailed drawings showing the inside of the body.

As well as being the doctor to King James I and then King Charles I, he carried out scientific experiments. He worked out that the heart pumps the blood, and it moves round the whole body in a circuit and wrote a book about his ideas and experiments, called “On the movement of the heart and blood”.

Children can make a drawing of their hand adding as much detail as possible thinking about the anatomy of the hand (bones, blood vessels etc).

Background information for teachers

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