Senior School Experiences

LAB EXPERIENCE

STUDENT IN YEARS 10-12

A class of senior secondary science students can attend University for the day to perform specialised scientific investigations, using specialist equipment such as HPLC or AAS. Students participate in a discipline-specific lab experience that supports a curriculum-based Extended Experimental Investigation (EEI) or research task.

Current lab experiences: Analytical water analysis and food analysis procedures
Duration: Half or full day
Date:  Subject to availability
Students: 25 students maximum
Venue: Griffith University, Gold Coast campus
Cost:  $Free   (including GST)

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Example program
9am Students arrive at designated meeting place
9.15am Welcome, schedule, health and safety induction
9.30am Introduction to topic (presentation) & modeling of techniques/instrument use
9.45am Session 1: Students conduct investigations in allocated groups with teacher mentor support. 1-2 experiments usually conducted during this session.
12pm Lunch (variable) Pathways and campus tour
1pm Session 2: Students conduct further investigations in allocated groups with teacher mentor support. 1-2 experiments usually conducted during this session.
2.15pm Clean up, discussion and interpretation of results
2.30pm Close (students return to school/home)


STUDENT PATHWAYS INTO UNIVERSITY

STUDENTS IN YEARS 11-12

Students can complete a first-year university course while studying senior science and technology at high school throughout Year 11 and 12. Students who complete and pass university assessment requirements will be eligible for credit for the course and have the potential to be offered guaranteed admission into a Griffith Sciences program. All content is delivered through a series of web-based learning resources. See Pathways for more information