The ARC Centre for Excellence in Plant Energy Biology will roll out their new high-energy bouncy plant cell for year eight students from Shenton College this Friday ahead of Perth families being invited to jump in to the giant 10 metre by 13 metre inflatable experiment this weekend.
Bio-Bounce is a completely unique exhibition where the science of complicated cell biology has been turned into child's play by one of the world's top plant energy research organisations based at The University of Western Australia.
Bio-Bounce aims to inspire Australia's future scientists by getting young people excited about scientific studies. It showcases the fun and beauty of science, along with its benefits to crop productivity, our health and our ability to protect the environment and economy from future threats like climate change and food shortage.
To create the giant inflatable, a plant cell has been enlarged one million times so that people can walk or bounce inside it, look at the components of the cell (organelles) in context and have a memorable, interactive experience.
"Bio-Bounce" will be open to the public at the UWA Open Day on 11 August between 10-4pm at the Recreation Centre.
The ARC Centre for Excellence in Plant Energy Biology is one of the world's top plant energy research organisations, combining the expertise of more than 100 scientists from the UWA headquarters, the Australian National University and the University of Adelaide.
WHEN: Journalists are invited to visit and take footage between 11.30 and 12.15pm on Friday 9August and between 10-4pm on Sunday 11 August.
WHERE: UWA Recreation Centre, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, 6009.
IMAGES: High resolution, fun images of inflatable plant cell available on request.