Broadcast from a purpose-built studio on the campus of John Monash Science School, Emerging Sciences Victoria (ESV) makes it possible for Year 9 and 10 students in Victoria to access specialised STEM subjects through a virtual classroom.
ESV offers a number of different courses each semester, with new subjects and topics added regularly. Each course is delivered live through our virtual classroom.
In Astrophysics, students journey through the Universe where they explore the phenomenon of black holes, quasars, dark matter and dark energy. We discuss how stars, the solar system and other objects are formed and link this to the likelihood of life existing on these objects.
In this course, students will explore the world of fractals, multiple dimensions, irrational numbers and their relationship with the natural world, the mathematics of paper folding and topology, the nature of mathematics itself, as well as the complexities of infinity.
In Neuroscience will tackle what we already know about the brain and how cutting edge technologies are changing this, using a mix of videos, discussion, practical activities, guest speakers, group and individual work.
Bioinformatics explores how we use technology to understand DNA and genetic codes. Students will examine the structure and function of the cell, DNA and proteins, the development and uses of genetic technology.
In this unit of study, students will learn about existing energy sources and production as well as emerging and potential future alternative energy sources. Students will research solar power including investigating the operation of the PN Junction as well as investigating advancements in the production and efficiency of the solar cell. They will investigate how energy is transformed and stored, learning the chemistry and physics behind how batteries and fuel cells operate and learn about how electric motors work.
In Indigenous Sciences, students will explore the scientific knowledge and practices of Australia’s First Peoples.
Have you ever wondered how medical diagnostic equipment work? Why is an MRI preferred over an X-ray in the diagnosis of knee injuries? Why are pregnant women advised against having X-rays? Why does the heartbeat result in spikes on a monitor? These are some of the questions that are explored in the medical physics course.
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