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
New and Improved!
DISCOVER the technical and cellular toolkit that medical 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, like BioInformatics, are used to uncover clues to better understanding disease.
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 and mini-centrifuge. They will also use stain and observe the HeLa cell line as an example of a cellular tool. Images can be streamed our microscope to students iPads for annotation. They will have access to these when they return to school.
Australian Curriculum Year 10
SU 184, SHE 191, 192, 194, 195, 230, SIS 198, 204, 205, 206, 208.