Phoenix Community College P-12 students aren’t just studying biology, physics and chemistry.
They are also delving into nanotechnology and genetics via a virtual classroom as part of the John Monash Science School’s emerging sciences program.
Developed in partnership with the Education and Training Department and Monash University, the 15-week online course also looks at astrophysics, nanoscience and Logic 2 Magic subjects.
Phoenix year 11 students Emiley Cody, Ally Dennis and Escher Russell said it was like being at the frontier of modern science.
“It’s about the new technology coming out and how it’s used to develop science communities,” Escher said.
Ally said the base science was taught, along with how it affects science today while Emiley said, for example, they researched the different genetic disorders using specialised websites, such as ones used by doctors.
Teacher Sonia Kanahoff said the “cutting edge” program was mainly for year 10 students.
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