Year 10 program


The 21st Century Genetics Tool Kit  

Prerequisite knowledge: Studying or completed genetics topic.
Activity duration: 5 hours
Price per student: 

  • $50 per student for 20 or more 
  • $60 per student for 16-19 students
  • Less than 15 students: a minimum fee applies. 

Max class size: 40 students

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Year 10 program

DISCOVER the technical and cellular toolkit that cancer research scientists use!
DISCOVER how the latest genetic knowledge is helping us move closer to better, more personalised treatments for disease.

The students’ day at the Perkins includes two engaging sessions hosted by research scientists to help them discover what tools are used to uncover clues to better understanding cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases.

Students will step into the world of a medical research scientist with a fun and informative laboratory experience. They will be guided by our great young team of BioDiscovery scientists and will learn to use technical tools like a MICROPIPETTE, MINI-CENTRIFUGE and a BIOSAFETY CABINET. They will also use CELLULAR tools like the HeLa Cell Line to stain and observe. Digital learning is featured with streamed images from our microscope that students annotate and will then have access too when they return to school.

Curriculum Links
Australian Curriculum Year 10
SU 184, SHE 191, 192, 194, 195, 230, SIS 198, 204, 205, 206, 208.

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