ARC CoE PCW Staff host Urrbrae High School Students.

December 11, 2012

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Karen Chance @ 2:34 pm

On November 21st and 22nd Get into Genes hosted 200 Year 8 students from Urrbrae High School as part of their “Food Sustainability Challenge” tour.

They were hosted in 5 sessions for 1.5hrs in groups of 40 over the 2 days. The students were given a talk for 30 minutes followed by 1 hour of practicals. The practicals were a study of plasmolysis in red onion cells treated with salt solution to understand the effect of salinity on plants and the sticky fingers/fibre viscosity experiment where students identify if a solution from a grain extract contains high fibre or low fibre.

Helen did most of the organising for the CoE for PCW. Volunteers from the PCW group included…
Rocky
Helen
Jenni
Alan
Neil
Matt
Caitlin

The organisers for GiG were Monica Ogierman and Alison Wilson from ACPFG