INS2104 - Project Based Learning: Pollution Experiments Using Ecotoxicology Biomarkers for Schools

INS2104 - Project Based Learning: Pollution Experiments Using Ecotoxicology Biomarkers for Schools

Date & Time

16 November 2016, 09:00 - 18 November 2016, 18:00

Venue

National Institute of Education, Life Science Lab 2 (NIE7A-01-07)

Department

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)

Events Details

Participants will be provided an overview of current state of the science in ecotoxicological lab-based experiments using local green mussels and other invertebrates. Hands-on activities include experimental protocols in laboratory-based bioassays using heavy metals as pollutants. Organismal responses to pollutants will be observed, including molecular, biochemical (blood biochemistry) and cellular biomarker assays, physiological assays, and lethal toxicity bioassays. Short 24h experiments will be conducted, followed by data collection and analyses exercises. Finally, participants will be able analyse collated class results of their experiments. The workshop will also include support for facilitating teachers in students’ project work at schools.

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