## Whakarāpopoto kaupapa

• ### Biology Department

AME Revision books

Finance office will order the AME revision book for all Biology levels, they are very very good.

Students must go to the finance office to pay before she orders them.

L1 - $17, normally$25
L2 - $17, normally$25
L3 - $18, normally$27
Scholarship - $21, normally$32

The DUE DATE is FRIDAY 11 AUGUST - Ms Hoppe will order them on this day

NZIBO

NZ International Biology Olympiad registration is now open
Online Registration for the New Zealand International Biology Olympiad 2018 is now open! www.nzibo.org/nzibo/registration/
All keen students are encouraged to take part. The entrance exam in on Wednesday  23rd  August.

Currently, the 2017 NZIBO team are gearing up for the 28th IBO at Warwick University, Coventry, UK  in July.

Deadline for registration is 5th August 2017.

Great WEBsite

http://wallaceresourcelibrary.com/

Great revision website

http://www.passbiology.co.nz/home

NZIBO

## NZIBO registration now open!

Registration is now open at www.nzibo.org for the 2017 competition. Students register online. The entrance exam is on Wednesday 24th August.

If your school has not participated previously, then the cost is $15 per student. A full list of schools that have participated is on our registration page. Thanks so much for encouraging your students to take part. The NZIBO team leaves for Vietnam in less than two weeks time. If you have any questions, please email. Kind regards Heather Meikle Dr H Meikle Secretary NZIBO 06-357-9194 extn 878 INTERNALS You need to UPLOAD your internals for BIOLOGY today!!!!! Are you ready for university Click on the link Maths Quiz (see expected prior learning) and it will open up to all the quizzes Topics covered in Biology - great for med, vet, agri business Y13Bio PHYSIOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY PLANTS AND ANIMALS AND ECOLOGY EVOLUTION HUMAN ANATOMY AND EVOLUTION Y12 Bio: HUMAN AND ANIMAL ORGAN SYSTEMS AND PHYSIOLOGY ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING INVERTEBRATE STUDIES CELLS - HOW CELL WORK, METABOLISM ETC... GENETIC VARIATION - DNA, WHY WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT GENETIC - HOW THE CELLS WORK TO MAKE PROTEIN Y11 Bio: ENZYMES - HOW ENZYMES AFFECT THE BODY AND METABOLISM ECOLOGY - LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS MICROORGANISMS - FUNGI, BACTERIA, VIRUSES PLANTS MAMMALS AND ANIMALS Synthetic Leaf # Inventor Develops Synthetic "Leaf" That Produces Oxygen July 30, 2014 | by Lisa Winter Julian Melchiorri, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, claims to have developed a silk leaf that could create oxygen for space travel as well as make the air nicer here on Earth. The leaf was developed in conjunction with a silk lab from Tufts University The leaf is created from a matrix of protein extracted from silk and chloroplasts, the organelle that allows plants and algae to perform photosynthesis. When provided with light and water, the synthetic leaf allegedly acts just like a real leaf and produces oxygen. “It’s very light, low energy-consuming,” he explains. “It’s completely biological and my idea was to use the efficiency of nature in a man-made environment. I created some lighting out of this material, using the light to illuminate the house but at the same time to create oxygen for us.” Malchiorri isn’t content to just think of a few small fixtures within the house as the only use for this product. His dreams for Silk Leaf are out of this world "NASA is researching different ways to produce oxygen for long-distance space journeys to let us live in space,” he continued. “This material could allow us to explore space much further than we can now." In addition to meeting the breathing demands of astronauts and the first colonists of Mars and beyond, the material could be used on the facades of buildings and inside ventilation systems in order to generate fresh oxygen. Check out this video: All of this does sound pretty great, but does not account for photosynthesis in its entirety. Let’s take a look at the equation: 6CO2 + 6H2O + --(Sunlight Energy)--> C6H12O6 + 6O2 The Silk Leaf accounts for the input of carbon dioxide, water, and light as well as the oxygen product, but what about all the sugar? Plants don’t perform photosynthesis purely as a public service; it is done so they can create food for themselves. There isn’t an explanation as to what happens to the carbon and hydrogen that the leaf takes in. Silk Leaf lacks the vacuoles, stems, and roots that store food in plants. The video also claims that plants don’t grow in space, which isn’t true. There have been concerns in the past that roots require gravity in order to develop properly, but experiments from the ISS have shown that plants can grow in space. However, it would take a considerable amount of soil, water, and plants to generate enough oxygen for astronauts or a, so a lightweight alternative like Silk Leaf would be beneficial in that regard. Massey Scholarship day - 25th Aug Confirming that the following students are registered to attend the NCEA Scholarship Workshops  Des Waters – Teacher Chemistry Biology Statistics Calculus Physics Sat 22 Aug Tues 25 Aug Wed 26 Aug Thurs 27 Aug Fri 28 Aug Daniel Chang ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Sam Flint ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Josh Gardner-Hutton ✓ Zain Hussain ✓ ✓ Ajay Kumar ✓ ✓ Bogo Lee ✓ Liam Wells ✓ Chris Arbuthnott ✓ Lance Morales ✓ Richard Rankin ✓ Charlies Southee ✓ Edward Chen ✓ ✓ Samuel Dobson ✓ ✓ ✓ Connor Cleland ✓ ✓ ✓ Cameron Gray ✓ ✓ Sheridan Smitham ✓ ✓ Jake Mayston ✓ ✓ ✓ Niall Malone ✓ ✓ Matthew Brennan ✓ ✓ Sam Reddish ✓ Malachi Hill ✓ Nathan Hotter ✓ ✓ ✓ Jacob Rasmussen ✓ ✓ ✓ Please find attached a campus map outlining parking area and the location of Wool Building and Room WB2 (Please enter the Wool Building via the University Drive entrance. WB2 can be located at the end of the RHS hallway). The Orchard Road Car Park charges are as follows: Up to four hours =$2.50; Up to six hours = 3.00, so please ensure you have some change with you

Statistics Workshop Topics:

In the Statistics scholarship workshop, we will be covering 3.13 Probability, 3.8 Time Series, 3.11 Experiments, Resampling and Randomisation, 3.9 Regression, Correlation, and Causality and 3.12 Statistical Reports.

If you have not covered a particular topic then it would be a good idea to do some reading/work on it in preparation for the workshop. Massey has a free online textbook that you may find helpful with this.   http://castbeta.massey.ac.nz/collection_public.html