Jun 15, 2012
Richard Saunders and Stefan Sojka
Dr Rachie Reports with Dr Rachael Dunlop
This week Dr Rachie visits Rodd Island in Sydney Harbour. Between 1888 and 1894, the island was used as a laboratory by scientists working for the Pasteur Institute, who were researching the use of the chicken cholera microbe to control Australia's rabbit population. Louis Pasteur sent his nephew, Doctor Adrien Loir to conduct the experimentation in Australia and facilities were constructed on the island.
A special report from Science Teacher Aaron Stephens in Californaia
In his recently proposed budget for 2012 – 2013, the Governor of California Jerry Brown proposes to reform K-14 education mandates by eliminating nearly half of them. One mandate that he is recommending for elimination is the Graduation Requirements mandate that requires students to complete two years of science in order to graduate from high school.
The Think Tank
In the tank this week are Dr Rachael Dunlop, Stefan Sojka, Joanne Benhamu, Maynard and Richard Saunders.