Year 9 Newman Science Excursion

On Monday 17th September, the Year 9 Newman Science class went on an excursion to the International Convention Centre in Sydney for the International Microscopy Congress. We participated in a range of activities such as using Virtual Reality, using a 3D Printer and identifying cell structures within our environment using microscopes. We were able to use a range of microscopes, including an electron microscope, which are not normally accessible to students in a school learning environment.  This meant we were able to better understand how living things are structured, how they can be treated when they have become damaged, for example during illness, and how to replicate them. The day was enjoyable for both teachers and students, and we learnt much about what the naked eye cannot identify within our environment.

Luana Rendina and Tejal Meisuria, (Year 9 students)