Medical Biotech Scientific Inquiry
In collaboration with CSL Behring
Term: 1-4, 2021
Program Type: Immersion Program (Scientific & Technical)
Duration: Approx. 8-10 weeks delivered across the term in partner school settings and 1 optional lab-based day at the Tech School.
Year Level: 10-12
This specialist program introduces young people to the global challenge of antimicrobial resistance. Through a suite of online resources, students are guided through the process of designing their own scientific investigation to determine the antimicrobial properties of a chosen plant-based extract.
The online resource has a step-by-step process for students to follow – from carrying out background research, to considerations for planning and conducting an experiment, to recording and interpreting results.
This program ideally runs across 8-10 weeks across a term, however, we can provide guidance on how to extend or reduce the program length.
Teachers have the option to complete this program fully remotely at their school using secondary data provided by the Tech School based on published research. Alternatively, teachers can book groups of students into the Tech School for 1 day to conduct their experiments. During this visit, we can also offer a Skill-Up session on how to effectively communicate research findings using infographics.
Follow the scientific method to design and conduct an investigation
Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems
Ability to consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment
Research & Analytical
Infographic Design (Visual Communication)
Check out the fantastic scientific posters created by students who completed this program remotely