Year 10 program


The 21st Century Genetics Tool Kit  

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

  • $50 per student for 20 or more 
  • Less than 20 students: a flat fee of $1000 applies

Max class size: 40 students

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Year 10 program

New and Improved!

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. They will help students discover how tools, like BioInformatics, are used to uncover clues to better understanding disease.

Students will be guided by our great team of BioDiscovery scientists and will learn how to use technical tools like a micropipette and mini-centrifuge. They will also learn to stain and observe the HeLa cell line as an example of a cellular tool. Images can be streamed from our microscope to students iPads for annotation. They will have access to the images 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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