The Science of Super Heroes!
Year 9 and 10 Students investigate the science that underpins super human qualities of Super Heroes through the following Workshops:
The Archer’s capabilities and precision ensures that she never misses a target! Students investigate projectile motion through a series of experiments and use the knowledge acquired to test their Super Hero prowess and compare it to The Archer’s, by firing projectiles at a moving target.
Exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and injection of radioactive particles has the potential to change a person’s DNA. Students investigate the super human characteristics identified in a gene that scientists isolated from individuals exposed to EMR and injected with radioactive particles. A study of the characteristics of the 3 different alleles for each gene is undertaken, before deciding which allele would create the ‘best’ augmented human. Students also learn about genetic engineering through CRISPR Cas9 gene manipulation technology.
Students investigate the technological genius of a protective suit that gives super human characteristics to any individual that wears it. The suit provides near complete protection for the wearer, able to absorb and disperse energy from a range of collisions. Students produce a prototype that will be put to the ultimate test!