Discover the ‘building blocks of life’ with IntoScience

With IntoScience, students can explore the importance of cells as the ‘building blocks of life’.  We know that every living organism consists of at least one cell, with many consisting of millions and trillions of cells – like humans! But how is it that cells create organisms?  IntoScience guides students through the cell hierarchy, providing [...]

By |August 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Brain cells created directly from skin cells

Cell research is very important and highly specialised, with potentially life-saving outcomes leading to revolutions in the field of medicine and health.  Below is an example of such research. Brain cells created directly from skin cells (courtesy of Katie Lee, Cosmos Magazine : www.cosmosmagazine.com) Researchers have transformed adult mouse skin cells directly into functional nerve cells, skipping [...]

By |August 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Students explore the intricacies of cells with IntoScience

  IntoScience offers integrated and interactive activities for students to explore the structures and functions of various cells.  In the "Cell Basics" activity, students train as cytologists, and are given the task of investigating four cell types: prokaryotic, plant, animal and fungi. With comprehensive activities to optimise student learning, IntoScience is a great way for [...]

By |July 31st, 2013|0 Comments

Humans share at least 98.5% of their DNA with chimpanzees!

Cells are the smallest unit of life that are classified as living things.  Humans are made up of trillions of cells, which are essentially animal cells. Have a read of the following article (courtesy of our resident IntoScientist and passionate educator, Dave Canavan) which outlines the “molecular clock” and how human beings have evolved over time. [...]

By |July 6th, 2013|2 Comments

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By |May 15th, 2013|0 Comments