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Dunedin high school groups are wowed by the action of microbes

Posted by on 13 July 2016 | Comments

University students are now back for semester two. But while they were taking a break, their absence gave local high school science classes the opportunity to experience University-level teaching labs.

Senior Teaching Fellow Dr Judith Bateup and her team took groups from a significant number of Dunedin schools through laboratory sessions over the two week period, where they learned about electron microscopy, the importance of microbes in food and alcohol production and microbial processes.

This year the schools that attended were Otago Boys High School, Bayfield High School, John McGlashan College, Taieri High School, St Hilda’s Collegiate School, Kaikorai Valley College and Queens High School.

John McGlashan 2016

Sam and Nick, Year 11 at John McGlashan College, examining the life found in pond water.