Biomedical Science meets Art Competition winning entry!

We are thrilled that four of our Year 11 Biology students won the Biomedical Sciences Day photo competition held at GTAC. The Biology students had the privilege to use a scanning electron microscope (worth $80,000) to explore the surface of different crystals. Photographs were taken of specimens highlighting various colours and striking patterns. As a group, students selected two of their favourite images and submitted them into a Biomedical Science meets Art Competition. The image is known as “The Abyss”. ...

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STEAM is on its way as technology is here to stay!

Any King David student who describes themselves as a technology geek, creative design guru and/or marketing maestro … is involved in applying aspects of STEAM in their classes and everyday life.

Australia’s current chief scientist, Alan Finkel coined the phrase “STEM is on its way as technology is here to stay”, however, it is clear that the Arts has an important part to play in capturing the interest of female students who might consider a science or engineering career. “It ...

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Science Week: Game Changers/Change Makers

Below are the highlights of Science Week from start to finish. It was a great success and many students enjoyed the various programs and challenges undertaken.

Year 9 Science Week Program: i“Every Contact Leaves a Trace” – A Salute to Sir Edmond Locard
On Tuesday morning we had a guest speaker come in to talk to us about Forensics.
He presented us with a real case of a dead body, and told us about all the ways that detectives and forensic ...

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Year 12 Biology excursion to Melbourne Uni Genetics Department

Biology provides insight into the foundations and functioning of life itself. Every class provides the opportunity to learn something new and fascinating about our planet and its multiple organisms and ecosystems. The Year 12 Biology class went to Melbourne University on Tuesday afternoon to undertake a SAC relating to the microevolution of Fruit Flies. Students had the chance to observe the wings of fruit flies and identify the shape that would ensure a selective advantage: “the wild type”. A technique ...

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Discoveries for humanity!

On Thursday this week, six Year 10 students spent the day at two venues: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research (WEHI) as well as the Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) . This was a Science enrichment opportunity for these students as they did not have mid-year exam commitments on this day.

Students spent time with several PhD students who work in areas of infectious diseases, immune disorders and cancer. On a tour of WEHI they met Tim who has ...

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Students are challenged to “Beat Plastic Pollution”

To celebrate World Environment Day on Tuesday 5 June, Year 11 Biology and Year 7TS undertook a “Beat Plastic Pollution” challenge.

Students reused empty plastic drink bottles to design unique terrariums with succulent plants. Year 11 students worked out an innovative way to design hanging terrariums that are currently being displayed in the Langer Family Science & Technology Centre. All designs are self watering as students applied their understanding of high humidity and condensation to ensure their design was an enclosed ...

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The next generation of rocket scientists

Several eager Year 5 students have been a regular fixture over at the Senior School on Tuesday afternoons, learning about the physics of flight, and undertaking a series of hands-on activities that culminated in the recent launch of their low-powered solid propellant model rockets.

The students had previously built and launched their impressive water rockets, before progressing onto their most recent project. The launch day went well and all rockets departed the pad with much smoke and the spectacular ‘whoosh’ that ...

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KDS students compete in Houston for FIRST Robotics World Championships

After being part of the winning alliance in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics South Pacific Competition, held in Sydney in March this year, our rookie team 7128 XLR8, comprising students from the ‘Greater Melbourne area’ qualified to attend the world championship competition in Houston Texas from 18-21 of April.

Ethan Engelander, Ari Feldman, and Abe Graeve represented The King David School.

More than 15,000 students, making up nearly 700 robotics teams from 43 countries from around ...

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The Importance of Gender Equality in Physics

On Tuesday, seven female students attended the Girls in Physics Breakfast, made possible by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Victorian Teachers Physics Network. Each student was seated with inspiring women working in different areas of Physics, as well as young enthusiasts from other schools. The guest speaker Dr Sue Barrell, Chief Scientist with the Bureau of Meteorology, discussed her work and the broad range of career pathways an interest in Physics can lead to.

was also discussed, and in light ...

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Expressing Genotypes with Veggie People

Yr 10 students have been investigating genetics in Science this term. Recently they had a chance to demonstrate their understanding through the creation of ‘Veggie People’ who had different characteristics depending on the genes they inherited from Ma Potato and Pa Onion. The population grew and we witnessed different ratios of certain characteristics such as carrot feet and olive eyes. Everyone had fun building their own individuals – or as we say in genetics “expressing their genotypes” and reflected that ...

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