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Year 12 Biology Excursion

Year 12 Biology Excursion

On Thursday, 6 September Year 12 Biology travelled to the University of NSW as part of their course in order to engage in workshops around two of their recent areas of study; Search for Better Health and Communication. We visited the Museum of Human Disease in order to work our way through the exhibits and find examples of how disease can affect the human body. The Search for Better Health was our Term 2 unit of work and the Museum enabled students to see physical examples of various infectious and non-infectious diseases as well as those which were from a result of poor lifestyle choices. Although confronting for many students the many exhibits were a visual reminder of the importance of looking after our bodies.

In the afternoon, students completed workshops based around our current unit of work Communication. This particularly focused on the eye, ear and brain with examples of how these work effectively to communicate light, sound and electrical impulses. Students were also able to see examples of various conditions that affect our functioning in these areas. They completed tests for colour blindness, tried various goggles to simulate eye conditions and compared our hearing and vision to that of other organisms. All of the activities completed on the day supplement their theoretical knowledge of the HSC Biology course. The opportunities to experience and see physical examples of concepts learned will broaden their understanding in the lead up to their final exams in October.

Ben Thomas
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