Science Talk 2007: Vaughan Macefield

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Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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An interview and lab tour with Vaughan Macefield, a neuroscientist at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). Vaughan talks to students and their teacher from Quakers Hill High School about his work studying nerves and their function in the human body.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-14LW) analyses interactions between components and processes within biological systems

(SC5-15LW-15LW) SC5-15LW-15LW

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU175) Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment

(ACSHE157) Scientific understanding, including models and theories, are contestable and are refined over time through a process of review by the scientific community

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE161) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Nervous system, Scientists, Brain
File type:
Centre for Learning Innovation
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 20 October 2008

Resource ID: 88f128f4-d660-4cba-bf43-1657e43337a6