A group of Year 10 triple-science students took part in the British Science Festival with a taster day in the science laboratories of Leeds University.
Students were invited onto the campus for a day of practical Biological Sciences; studying the sophisticated DNA technology and researching the camouflage of evolution through the study of Bio Mimicry.
The hands-on DNA sessions covered the process of DNA extraction with students using the samples to create a DNA fingerprint, whilst the bio mimicry workshop studied the examples of camouflage in nature and how they could be used in everyday design opportunities.
The workshops were run by current undergraduate students who were also on hand to offer advice an insight into university life and study.
Accompanying the students, science teacher Mrs Watson said: ‘These sessions offered an ideal opportunity for our Year 10 pupils to get a glimpse of what studying science would entail at University’.
‘It was particularly reassuring to see how confident the girls were in the laboratories; they were certainly not daunted by some of the very sophisticated technology’.
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