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Across the entire school, we have been using various techniques in Biology to investigate various plant and animal matter. Here are some examples of what we’ve been up to:

Year 7 investigates what an owl has for lunch!

Year 7 have been dissecting owl pellets to discover what an owl likes to eat. They saved their findings onto paper and identified body parts such as the jaw of a shrew.

Fish gills and plucks

Year 12 biologists dissected fish gills and a pluck, which is the heart, lungs and trachea.

 

 

Prep 6 grow bacteria from what lurks in their pencil cases!

Prep 6 paid a visit to the Biology lab to take part in a microbiology experiment. They were fascinated and horrified to discover what bacteria was lurking in their own pencil cases.

 

 

 

Genetically-modified E.coli

Last week, year 13 biologists spent time inserting a pGLO gene from jellyfish into E.coli bacteria. The picture shows the genetically modified bacterial colonies and a control plate which didn’t take up the gene. The gene is for green fluorescent protein (GFP) which glows under UV light.