GLOWING RESULTS

Teaming up across our campuses, Year 12 ATAR Biology students from Carramar and Duncraig recently worked to make transgenic organisms. Taking the GFP gene from jellyfish and inserting it into bacterium, results show that when the gene is expressed it glows! Students then participated in a debate discussing the ethics behind genetically modified organisms and the future impact the science will have on society.

Year 11 Biology Camp

Mr Biddle, Miss Ross and the ATAR Biology students of Duncraig were down in Bussleton exploring the biodiversity and sampling ecosystems. We explored the underwater jetty, NgIligi cave, two different beaches and bush land. The students had a blast and have come out more aware of how significant WA is in terms of our native culture.

Nicola Ross

Science Teacher & Assistant Dean of Timae

Two Day Immersion in the University Experience

The Y12 ATAR Biology  students were fully immerged in university life during an action packed 2 day experience. Day 1 we visited the Harry Perkins medical research institute where they learned about stem cells and their application to future scientific development. Day 2 they explored nanotechnology and how it will revolutionise the future world developing materials and treatments that seem impossible. They also explored the genetic application in forensics and anthropology so that it can be used to obtain justice and make discoveries.

Miss Nicola Ross

Science Teacher & Assistant Dean of Timae

 

Rats Ahoy!

This afternoon the Y11 ATAR Biology class investigated all the systems by rat dissection! Students could fully investigate all systems by identifying all the parts and discussing their functions. They even made a time lapse to show the full procedure! Pretty cool!

Nicola Ross

Science Teacher

“I profess to learn and to teach not from books but from dissections.” – William Harvey