Science makes cheese better

North Lake Science teachers Antoinette and Belinda attended a UWA after school seminar/chemistry event hosted by the Women In Chemistry Group, a part of the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute. 

This was in preparation for the Antoinette’s year 12 Integrated Science Class for Semester 2. They will be looking at Biotechnology in Industry – particularly focusing on the food industry and the use of micro-organisms.

Dr Joanne Castelli, who is currently an Educational Designer in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Curtin University, introduced the art of making cheese. 

They learned the chemistry behind making different types of cheese such as feta, haloumi and mozzarella. It was a fantastic evening and our teachers returned to school invigorated and excited to use their knowledge.