Last week we visited Hollywood Primary School, our CSIRO Scientists in Schools partner, to share our work on medical physics.  Students from years 4-7, as well as year 2, learnt how science is applied in medicine. They discovered how medical physicists help people via imaging, treatment and safety. The students identified fruit and vegetables from MRI scans; watched brain activity change with visual stimulation on an FMRI scan; participated in a demonstration of a new and accessible method for malaria diagnosis; and learnt about the new CyberKnife machine at nearby Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The students asked plenty of great questions and shared their own experiences of medical physics. Together we addressed “science as a human endeavour” as part of the school curriculum. Thank you to Hollywood Primary School and to Mrs Celia Elissegaray, our partner teacher, for welcoming medical physics in the classroom!

Malaria demonstration: separating infected from uninfected cells using magnetism

Malaria demonstration: separating infected from uninfected cells using magnetism

 

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  • What a fabulous opportunity for these young students to see how science impacts their lives!
    Scientists in Schools is always looking for more volunteer scientists to share their science knowledge and skills with teachers and school students. If you have a few hours to spare once or twice a term, Scientists in Schools can find you your very own teacher to be partnered with! Head to our website to register!

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