What’s interesting about this exhibition is how the current state and future of pain relief is explored through the stories of remarkable people. Pain is a really personal thing, and the sensation of it can be subjective, so there really isnt a one-size-fits-all approach, and telling personal stories makes it really revealing.
One of the elements of the exhibition, a digital game called Ouch, was actually co-created for the gallery by a group of year 9 students. If you can’t get to the museum, you & your students can now play online. Aside from being a lot of fun, the game highlights the role of the brain in sensing pain, and outlines a few of the different options for pain relief today (did you know that spider venom might be the next big thing?)
Try getting your students to play the game as a stimulus activity for a discussion around drug trials, or the future of medicine. Or let us know how you would use it in the classroom!