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Microscopy for Primary Schools: Making Small Things Big!

Webinar | Friday, 22nd May 2020 | 2.00 PM AEST

Join us for a LIVE webinar

Title: Microscopy for Primary Schools: Making Small Things Big!

Join us as ZEISS ANZ host an interactive webinar for kids that will show them the wonders of the small world. Aimed at children between the ages of 6-10, we will introduce them to the idea of a microscope and how a microscope can be used to make small things big. For approximately 20 minutes, children see will how everyday items such as leaves, insects and even their hands look under a microscope. In the face of current events, children will also learn and see the importance of handwashing. This will be interactive, and children will be encouraged to participate and ask questions throughout the webinar.

Key learning points of the webinar 

1. Life is beautiful

2. Life can be small ​

3. We can use microscopes to see our beautiful small world!

Who should attend

  • Bring your kids!
  • Parents 
  • Primary school teachers 

Registration

Speakers

Dr. Shannon Das and Sue Hart

Shannon Das | ZEISS

Shannon obtained his PhD from The University of Sydney, where he studied the oxidative stress pathways leading to cataract formation. To further his knowledge of ocular diseases and oxidative stress, he undertook postdoctoral training at The John Curtin School of Medical Research. In 2020, he joined the ZEISS ANZ team as a product application specialist in light microscopy. Shannon loves to teach and has participated in numerous outreach events throughout his research career to communicate science to the wider community.

In this webinar, he hopes to bring a smile to kids' faces while getting them excited and curious about microscopy.

Sue Hart | ZEISS

Sue Hart is a Microscopy Product Specialist at ZEISS, Australia. Sue has over 20 years of experience in the field of microscopy; from general education to more complex research systems. She has also been an active contributor and organizer to many student workshops across NSW in innovative laboratory teaching using a microscope. With a passion to educate and share her knowledge with young minds, Sue will surely bring a smile and many eureka moments to your child.