Workshops and Pracs

Workshops are available to download below for both students and teachers based on either a 2-hour time slot or a 30-minute time slot.
 

The CILR’s Seeds for Schools program is willing to supply science teachers with a variety of seeds, which enables them to conduct an exciting legume nodulation experiment at school. Subject to seed availability and time constraints. No costs to the science teacher or recipient school. 
The time requirements for these experiments depends on the legume species used. For example, soybean will give clear nodulation results after 4 weeks of growth, while the tree legume Pongamia needs about 8-10 weeks. All experiments are with non-GMO seeds; Bradyrhizobium (the causitive bacterium for nodulation) is not a pathogen.
Seeds for Schools Order Form


2 Hour Workshops
The following workshops were run as part of STEP IN LABS (see below), and can be easily adapted to suit most classroom requirements. Time required to run each workshop is approximately 2 hours, although they can be easily adapted to suit shorter time-frames. 
 
Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation
The Role of Gibberellins in Controlling Stem Elongation
Apical Dominance and Shoot Branching Dogma
DNA Extraction and Sequencing
 
Please inform the CILR of any content changes you make, if using these workshops in class.

30 Minute Workshops

The following workshops were developed by the CILR:

Workshop 1 - DNA Extraction
Workshop 2 - Nodulation
Workshop 4 - Nodulation and Nitrogen Fixation
 
Please inform the CILR of any content changes you make, if using these workshops in class.

STEP IN LABS
STEP IN LABS was a professional development program for teachers, run annually by the CILR, in partnership with Education Queensland. At present, the CILR does not have external funding for the Peter Doherty award-winning STEP-IN-LABS. When funding can be obtained, the program will be re-started. 

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