DNA Sequence Simulator
An interactive and informative exhibit about DNA sequencing aimed at introducing learners and students to basic concepts related to Biotechnology. The instrument is the foundation about DNA sequencing and the applications thereof. Flashing coloured LED lights is used to demonstrate detection of fluorescently labelled nucleotides during DNA sequencing. The exhibit explains nucleotide sequencing and the genetic code, amino acids, genes, mutations and such topics covered in FET-life science curriculum with a hands-on interactive Translation Game.
Animal Cell Model
Shows the delicate structure of an animal cell approximately 2000 times life size.
Sometimes bones and organs in the human body need to be removed, fixed or in the worst case replaced. This process is a very delicate operation and requires a surgeon with a steady hand. Organs are being removed using specialised tools. When organs are being removed they are placed inside a kidney shaped container. Special attention is needed to reinsert the organs in the correct position.
Dual Digital Microscope
The Dual Digital Microscope consists of 2 Microscopes, a turn-wheel with 12 replaceable slides, a TV monitor and two posters.The first microscope focuses on the slides. By turning the turn-wheel underneath this microscope you can see an enlarged view of each slide on the TV monitor. The first poster will teach you more about the contents of the slides.The second microscope is to have a look at your own fingerprint. Place your finger under this microscope and you can see your enlarged fingerprint on the monitor. The second poster will teach you more about the 3 different classifications
A Plasma Plate is a clear glass plate filled with a mixture of various Noble gasses with a high voltage electrode in the centre of the sphere. Plasma filaments extend from the inner electrode to the outer glass insulator, giving the appearance of multiple beams of coloured light.
We, the humans, are at the top of the pyramid. Our existence depends on all the producers and consumers below us. We have to look after them, but most importantly we have to look after the resources; if only one resource is damaged (polluted) the whole pyramid will collapse
Step by step interactive learning video of the placement and purpose of human organs by using a life size torso.
Shows the importance and reasons for different colours in nature.
Plant Cell Model
Shows the general shape of a plant cell and its organelle at approximately 1000 times life size.