Year 8 Program


The Perkins ExCELLent Adventure

Activity duration: 4.5 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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Discover CELLS BEHAVING BADLY! Year 8 program
Discover CELLS BEHAVING BRILLIANTLY!

The students day at Perkins includes two engaging sessions both hosted by research scientists to help them discover how our cells are used in the quest for a healthier body.

Human cancer cells provide the theme for ‘Cells Behaving Badly’ where students will work in a PC2 certified laboratory to learn how to handle, explore and image cells with research grade equipment.

Stem cells provide the theme for ‘Cells Behaving Brilliantly’ and involves students in a fun competitive exploration of the BioDiscovery Centre where they tackle tasks aimed at uncovering the secrets of stem cell research at Perkins. A highlight includes each team being challenged to get the best score in the giant floor game 'Start as a Stem Cell.'

Curriculum Links
Australian Curriculum Year 8
SU 149, SHE 134, 135, 136, 226, 227, SIS 144, 148.

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