Topic outline

  • TechNyou Biotechnology webinar 17 May 2012

    8.00 pm Eastern states
    7.30 pm SA/NT
    6.00 pm WA
    10.00 am UTC

    Presenter - Jason Major, University of Melbourne 

    This hour long seminar will open with a presentation on the possibilities of biotechnology followed by discussion and Q&A on the topic and the classroom activities on biotechnology below. Please review the videos and accompanying materials for each experiment and have questions ready for Jason to address. 

  • 1: DNA Line Dancing

    This activity provides students with a fun activity to explain the shape and function of DNA.

    Update 9 December 2016: As the CSIRO TechNYou website no longer exists, the teachers and students guide for this experiment are no longer available.

     

  • 2: Extracting DNA

    This experiment provides a guide for students to extract DNA from strawberries, and is a good introduction to the topic of what DNA is.    

    Update 9 December 2016: As the CSIRO TechNYou website no longer exists, the teachers and students guide for this experiment are no longer available.

  • 3: Plant Tissue Culture

    In this activity students produce clones (exact genetic copies) of a cauliflower plant by tissue culture.  

    Update 9 December 2016: As the CSIRO TechNYou website no longer exists, the teachers and students guide for this experiment are no longer available.

  • 4: Oil Eating Bacteria

    In this experiment students investigate the potential of microbial populations in soil to degrade toxic chemicals such as oil.

    Update 9 December 2016: As the CSIRO TechNYou website no longer exists, the teachers and students guide for this experiment are no longer available.