Year 8 Program

Cell-ebrating Cells!

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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Students will explore the structure and function of cell organelles in fun puzzle activity. They will also learn how cells work together and cooperate to make multicellular organisms.

Next, they will investigate the size and scale of the microscopic world using our giant rulers.

This will be followed by a lab activity that investigates the story of the first human cells to ever be grown in a laboratory. These cells are known as HeLa cells. Students will gain an understanding of the history of HeLa cells and then go on to stain HeLa cells. Under a microscope, they will examine the differences between these cancerous cells and healthy human cells.

Curriculum Links
Australian Curriculum Year 8
SU 149, 150 SHE 134, 135, 136, 226 SIS 141, 144, 145, 146.

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