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Program GUIDE - SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS UCATION WITH GE - BioLAB
PRIMARY PROGRAMS
BioLAB provides primary programs for students in years 5 and 6
as well as professional learning opportunities for all primary
teachers.

About our programs.
BioLAB programs use the theme of Sport and         There are two modes of delivery for BioLAB
Human Performance to engage students in            programs. Onsite visits to our state of the art
their learning. Our programs offer students an     facility and outreach visits to your school. We
opportunity to discover Science, Technology,       offer full and half day programs which can
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) using           encompass one or more of the programs you
career pathways as narratives. To support          see in this booklet.
classroom learning, all BioLAB programs are
linked to The Victorian Curriculum F-10.
                                                   About our professional learning.
During our programs, each student makes
observations and collects data using the latest    Our Professional Learning programs are
digital or laboratory technologies. Our hands      aimed at increasing confidence and capacity
on approach allows students to learn through       of primary teachers to deliver key areas of
experience and helps to strengthen their           the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and STEM
knowledge and understanding of scientific          education.
concepts.
                                                   Throughout 2020 we will focus on:
BioLAB programs are intentionally cross
curricular and are designed to cater for more        - STEM pedagogy and practice
than just Science and Mathematics. Every             - Digital technologies
BioLAB program challenges student’s critical         - Creative and critical thinking skills
and creative thinking skills. Our programs also
integrate learning areas such as Health and        More    information    about    professional
Physical Education, Design and Digital             learning opportunities can be found on page
Technologies.                                      18 and our website.

Our programs incorporate differentiated            For further information please contact our
learning tasks so that all students can achieve    administration: admin@biolab.vic.edu.au.
success. The experienced Education Officers
can modify programs to emphasise relevant
classroom content to meet individual class or
student needs.

  To book any of the programs you see in this booklet, please download a Bookings Request Form
  from our website: http://www.biolab.vic.edu.au/biolab-programs/

  Please note we have an equity focus in our acceptance of requests and also process booking
  requests in order of the date we receive them. We book out very quickly, so please ensure you
  can be flexible with dates.

  For dates, availabilities and general enquiries please contact us by either phone or email.

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WHAT MAKES ME TICK                                        Onsite

                     Get your lab coat and safety goggles on, this program introduces
                     students to basic lab skills and cutting edge research equipment.

                     We take students on an adventure into the human body looking at
                     a number of important components such as cells, DNA, the skeletal,
                     muscular and nervous systems.

                     Students work in small groups with mentors to perform chemistry
                     experiments, problem solve and utilise scientific technology such as
                     microscopes, micropipettes, 3D models and iPads.

                     KEY THEMES: Body systems, organs, cells, biology, chemistry,
                     working scientifically, science inquiry skills, science as a human
                     endeavour, data collection and analysis and units of measurement.

                     SUITABLE FOR: Years 5-6
                     PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                     MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

         Onsite                            SKIN DEEP

                     Skin Deep introduces students to the body’s largest organ and the
                     role it plays in regulating body temperature. Students gain a deeper
                     understanding of the structure and function of skin by using optical
                     and digital microscopes. They also investigate the effect that
                     exercise has on body temperature using our physiological sensors
                     and data loggers.

                     During the program students use their science inquiry skills of
                     observation, questioning, predicting and inferring, and form their
                     own conclusions about the role of skin in temperature regulation.

                     KEY THEMES: Body systems, body regulation (homeostasis),
                     working scientifically, science inquiry skills, organs, cells, data
                     collection and analysis.

                     SUITABLE FOR: Years 5-6
                     PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                     MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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Onsite &
                  BEAT THAT                                           Outreach

                          Your body is an amazing biological machine. It is capable of things
                          that still remain a mystery to us.

                          Beat That will take students on a wonderful journey through the
                          fascinating world of the human cardiovascular system, focusing on
                          the heart and circulatory system. Beat That introduces applications
                          of medical technologies and exercise science equipment. Students
                          will learn about the cardiovascular system, collect and analyse their
                          own heart rate data using graphs, and mathematical analysis
                          techniques.

                          Through the use of data logging technology, students will participate
                          in an experimental investigation which will allow them to analyse
                          and interpret primary data.

                          KEY THEMES: Body systems, cardiovascular system, heart rate,
                          graphing, data collection and analysis.

                          SUITABLE FOR: Years 5-6
                          PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                          MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

         Onsite                          COME CLEAN

                          The human body is capable of many things and athletes are
                          constantly pushing the limits, looking for the edge. Come Clean looks
                          at the concept of sporting performance and how athlete’s look to
                          improve.

                          Students are introduced to a number of chemical and biological
                          science concepts and use techniques and technology to investigate
                          mystery athletes.

                          Students and teachers work in small groups with mentors and
                          independently report their results to our scientific delegation.

                          This program is also a great introduction to science inquiry skills and
                          science as a human endeavour.

                          KEY THEMES: Biological sciences, chemical sciences, questioning
                          and predicting, analysing and evaluating scientific method, units of
                          measurement and scientific literacy.

                          SUITABLE FOR: Years 5-6
                          PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                          MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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                Welcome to the inner sanctum of the Geelong Cats and the
                cutting edge science and mathematics of AFL football. The
                Geelong Cats employ a team of scientists and mathematicians
                to help ensure that their athletes are able to analyse and refine
                their performance and technique to gain the winning edge.

                BioCATS is run from the Deakin Cats Community Centre at
                GMHBA Stadium as a full day program. Students and teachers
                participate in dynamic scientific experiments, using problem
                solving, statistical analysis and observation skills to learn about
                the science and mathematics of football and career pathways
                in sport. The program also reinforces the concepts of health
                and wellness and the benefits that come from sports
                participation.

                KEY THEMES: GPS technologies, graphing, data analysis,
                problem solving, health, nutrition, speed, distance, reaction
                time, units of measurement and materials technology.

                SUITABLE FOR: Years 5-6
                PROGRAM DURATION: Full Day (MONDAY ONLY)
                MAX CLASS SIZE: 56 (2 classes of max. 28 students)

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Program GUIDE - SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS UCATION WITH GE - BioLAB
SECONDARY PROGRAMS
BioLAB provides secondary programs for students in years 7 - 12
as well as professional learning opportunities for secondary
teachers.

About our programs.
BioLAB programs use the theme of Sport and        There are two modes of delivery for BioLAB
Human Performance to engage students in           programs. Onsite visits to our state of the art
their learning. Our programs offer students an    facility and outreach visits to your school. We
opportunity to discover Science, Technology,      offer full and half day programs which can
Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) using          encompass one or more of the programs you
career pathways as narratives. To support         see in this booklet.
classroom learning all BioLAB programs are
linked to The Victorian Curriculum F-10 or        About our professional learning.
VCAA guidelines.
                                                  Our Professional Learning programs are
During our programs, each student makes           aimed at increasing confidence and capacity
observations and collects data using the latest   of secondary teachers to deliver key areas of
digital or laboratory technologies. Our hands     the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and VCE study
on approach allows students to learn through      designs.
experience and helps to strengthen their
knowledge and understanding of scientific         Throughout 2020 we will focus on:
concepts.
                                                    -   STEM pedagogy and practice
BioLAB programs are intentionally cross             -   Digital technologies
curricular and are designed to cater for more       -   Creative and critical thinking skills
than just Science and Mathematics. Every            -   VCE Biology, Chemistry and Physical
BioLAB program challenges student’s critical            Education
and creative thinking skills. Our programs also
integrate learning areas such as Health and       More    information    about    professional
Physical Education, Design and Digital            learning opportunities can be found on page
Technologies, Outdoor Education and VCAL.         18 and our website.

Our programs incorporate differentiated tasks     For further information please contact our
allowing access to all students. The              administration: admin@biolab.vic.edu.au.
experienced Education Officers can modify
programs to emphasise relevant classroom
content to meet individual class needs.

 To book any of the programs you see in this booklet, please download a Bookings Request Form
 from our website: http://www.biolab.vic.edu.au/biolab-programs/

 Please note we have an equity focus in our acceptance of requests and also process booking
 requests in order of the date we receive them. We book out very quickly, so please ensure you
 can be flexible with dates.

 For dates, availabilities and general enquiries please contact us by either phone or email.
Program GUIDE - SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS UCATION WITH GE - BioLAB
Onsite &
                  EYE IN THE SKY (7-9)                                         Outreach

                              During Eye in the Sky (7-9) students collect primary GPS and heart
                              rate data whilst solving mini challenges. Students create a scatter
                              plot using their data and analyse their results concluding if a
                              relationship (correlation) is present between two variables.

                              Students further their understanding by predicting theoretical
                              results, using their trend line to solve linear equations. They will
                              form an evidence based conclusion regarding GPS and heart rate
                              relationships and practical applications for the data.

                              KEY THEMES: Investigate, interpret and analyse graphs,
                              Cartesian plane, primary data collection, relationships between two
                              numerical variables, linear relationships, sports technology,
                              scientific communication, games and data analysis.

                              SUITABLE FOR: Years 7-9
                              PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                              MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

         Onsite              THE HUMAN MACHINE (7-10)

                              The human body is not just what we see from the outside. The
                              chemicals, cells, organs & systems within our body are constantly
                              working together, allowing the human body to function.

                              When beginning exercise, the body needs to adapt on a number
                              of physiological levels to accommodate the oxygen requirements
                              of activity. The cardiovascular and respiratory systems need to
                              respond to the increased demand of oxygen and energy
                              requirements.

                              This program utilises leading edge technologies such as
                              ergometers, physiological sensors and iPads in our Deakin Human
                              Performance Laboratory to explore the acute responses to exercise
                              and the science of human performance.

                              KEY THEMES: Acute physiological responses to exercise, body
                              systems and organs, sport science and wearable technologies.

                              SUITABLE FOR: Years 7-10; VCAL
                              PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                              MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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Onsite &
                  CODED FOR SUCCESS                                          Outreach

                            Are we coded for success? This program investigates the link
                            between genetics and sporting success.

                            Students will use cutting edge technologies to screen athletes and
                            maximise individual sporting success by matching genetic profiles
                            to sports performance. The link between gene products and
                            specialised cells will be examined as students explore the
                            functionality of various cell types and the impact of these on
                            sporting success.

                            Students will use gel electrophoresis to unlock the secrets of
                            mystery athletes and gain a better understanding of the role our
                            DNA plays in sporting success and injury.

                            KEY THEMES: Gene function, genomic applications, alleles,
                            biotechnology, genotype, phenotype and cellular biology.

                            SUITABLE FOR: Years 9-10; VCE Biology Unit 1-2
                            PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                            MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

         Onsite             THE HUMAN MACHINE (VCE)

                            The Human Machine (VCE) allows students to learn experientially,
                            immersing themselves in a range of physiological tests to look into
                            the body’s acute response to exercise. The program looks at three
                            distinct areas of physiological measurement; cardiovascular,
                            muscular and respiratory. Students gather their primary data,
                            analyse results and engage with key terms and concepts for each
                            acute response.

                            This program utilises leading edge technologies such as
                            ergometers, physiological sensors and iPads in our Deakin Human
                            Performance Laboratory to explore the acute responses to exercise
                            and the science of human performance.

                            KEY THEMES: Acute physiological responses to exercise, body
                            systems and organs, sport science and wearable technologies.

                            SUITABLE FOR: VCE Physical Education
                            PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                            MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY                                     Onsite

                           Athletes are always searching for the edge in their performance.
                           We are seeing a large number of engineers, mathematicians and
                           scientists now working exclusively in developing equipment and
                           clothing that can assist athletes in going faster, higher, and
                           stronger.

                           This program looks at local surf icon Ripcurl and their search for
                           the perfect wetsuit. Students get the chance to perform a number
                           of industry tests, which give them an insight into human
                           physiology, thermal insulation, textile and fibre testing and
                           development of innovative sport equipment, from concept to the
                           consumer.

                           The partnership with Ripcurl asks students to take on a role within
                           the research and design team, to investigate whether a new
                           prototype fabric is suitable for future manufacturing of wetsuits.

                           KEY THEMES: Materials technology, engineering, data collection,
                           data analysis, design and research development.

                           SUITABLE FOR: Years 7-8; Design & Technology
                           PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                           MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

       Onsite                 THE INNER SANCTUM

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COME CLEAN                                           Onsite

                       Come Clean converts our Molecular Biology Lab into a dynamic
                       Athlete Testing Facility taking students through the process of
                       screening athletes for performance enhancing substances.

                       It will introduce students to basic molecular biology, protein
                       structure and the use of research grade equipment
                       (Spectrophotometry) and chemistry processes. The program also
                       introduces a number of performance enhancing substances and
                       their effects on the human body.

                       Students take on the role of Analytical Chemists, using
                       experimentation, analysis and communication skills to detect
                       substances within samples.

                       KEY THEMES: Biotechnology, chemistry, physiology, role of
                       proteins, and graphing data.

                       SUITABLE FOR: Years 9-10
                       PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                       MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

          Onsite                 SKIN DEEP
                       Skin Deep introduces the body’s largest organ and the role it plays
                       in the homeostatic regulation of body temperature. Students gain
                       a deeper understanding of the structure and function of skin,
                       including variations in thickness, skin mass and body temperature.

                       Students use thermal imaging technology, physiological sensors
                       and data loggers to investigate the effect that exercise has on body
                       temperature. Science inquiry skills utilised include; observation,
                       questioning, predicting and inferring, to create an experiment
                       which helps demonstrate how advances in technology can benefit
                       athletes in controlling body temperature. They discover how these
                       materials can improve human performance by directing blood flow
                       to where it is needed the most.

                       KEY THEMES: Body systems, homeostasis, working scientifically,
                       science inquiry skills, science as a human endeavour, data
                       collection and analysis.

                       SUITABLE FOR: Years 7-8
                       PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                       MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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BEAT THAT                                               Onsite &
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                              Beat That takes students on a journey into medical and exercise
                              technologies used to measure the human cardiovascular system.
                              During the program students will investigate the accuracy of different
                              equipment and form their own conclusions using primary and class
                              data.

                              Students will learn about the cardiovascular system by collecting their
                              own heart rate data with real-time data sets and using mathematical
                              analysis techniques.

                              Concepts of focus include using the fair test principle and analysing
                              data using percentage calculations in order to form valid conclusion
                              from the results.

                              KEY THEMES: Body systems, medical and exercise technologies,
                              cardiovascular system, percentage calculation, data analysis and
                              identifying elements of a fair test.

                              SUITABLE FOR: Years 7-8; VCAL Numeracy
                              PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                              MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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                        This program utilises the latest in performance diagnostics
                        equipment to compare an indirect fitness assessment (multi-stage
                        beep test) to a direct fitness assessment VO2 max. This experience
                        utilises latest in research grade technology, the Cortex Metamax
                        3B to perform a VO2 Max test for a nominated student. This allows
                        for the precise measurement and live data recording of the following
                        markers; O2 consumption, carbon dioxide production, ventilation,
                        heart rate, breath rate and fuel utilisation (fats and carbohydrates).

                        All students collect their own blood pressure, vital capacity, heart
                        rate and core temperature for analysis.

                        KEY THEMES: Energy systems, VO2 Max, gas exchange,
                        respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen deficit and
                        debt & EPOC, fuel utilisation and primary data collection.

                        SUITABLE FOR: VCE Physical Education
                        OUTREACH REQUIREMENTS: Indoor Gymnasium
                        PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                        MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

      Onsite             SPORTS CHEMISTRY
                        Macro and micro nutrients are paramount to the success of
                        athletes. Sports Chemistry will highlight the depth of science that
                        goes into numerous sports nutrition products that are on the
                        market today.

                        After an exploration of several analytical chemistry techniques,
                        students will verify nutrient content and then apply this
                        information to make recommendation to athletes.

                        Students will use their problem solving skills, micro pipetting and
                        spectroscopy techniques to prepare standards, determine a
                        standard curve and apply their results to reveal nutrient content
                        of samples.

                        KEY THEMES: Spectrophotometry, standard curves, sports
                        nutrition and biomolecules.

                        SUITABLE FOR: VCE Chemistry Unit 1-2
                        PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                        MAX CLASS SIZE: 24

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SPRINTERS GENE                                       Onsite

                             This program looks at how to screen for the ACTN3 Gene (or
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                             The Fast and the Curious explores how forces affect sporting
                             performance. Newton’s Three Laws of Motion guide students
                             throughout the program, giving context to each of the experiments
                             conducted.

                             This physics based program utilises force platforms, dynamometers
                             and radar speed guns to measure forces that act on students during
                             a range of activities.

                             Students use their mathematical skills and a range of experiments
                             to generate their own data for analysis back in the classroom. Result
                             analysis will include; trends, range, mean and correlations.

                             KEY THEMES: Newton’s Three Laws of Motion, forces, energy and
                             mathematical analysis.

                             SUITABLE FOR: Years 7-8
                             OUTREACH REQUIREMENTS: Indoor Gymnasium
                             PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                             MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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THE WINNING EDGE                                            @ Deakin
                                            This program is designed to give students a hands on introduction
                                            to university and research level anatomy, physiology and
                                            biomechanics. It’s a great introduction to exercise, health and
                                            medical science career pathways.

                                            The Winning Edge is run from the state of the art School of Exercise
                                            and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus.

                                            Students will experience cutting edge technologies allowing them to
                                            measure force, gait analysis, predictive VO 2 max and power. They
                                            use anatomical terms and models to further investigate the human
                                            body.

                                            KEY THEMES:          Anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, exercise
                                            prescription, assessment of performance, career pathways.

                                            DATES: The program only runs during specific weeks in 2020.
                                            SUITABLE FOR: Year 10; VCE Physical Education
                                            PROGRAM DURATION: 3.5 hours
                                            MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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                           Eye in the Sky will expose students to cutting edge GPS athlete
                           tracking equipment including a real time feedback system
                           measuring distance, speed and heart rate.

                           Students will analyse and generate their very own primary data
                           sets in areas such as: work to rest ratios, movement and locomotor
                           patterns, and skill frequencies.

                           The BioLAB team will then follow up the program by providing
                           individual student reports and video footage for further analysis.

                           This is a wonderful way to look at performance and game analysis
                           in sport and has many applications across Physical Education,
                           Mathematics and Science.

                           KEY THEMES: Games and data analysis, movement patterns, work
                           to rest ratios, sports technology, graphing and scientific
                           communication.

                           SUITABLE FOR: Year 10; VCE Physical Education
                           PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
                           MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

                 WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY                                Outreach

                           Wearable Technology has made monitoring our health and
                           wellbeing a part of daily life. But what does all this data mean?

                           We have class sets of wearable technology devices that allow us
                           to complete a number of mathematical, scientific and health
                           investigations with students.

                           A BioLAB team will visit your school to get your students active
                           while wearing Fitbit devices to generate comparable data sets. The
                           BioLAB team will then follow up their visit by providing reports and
                           resources to help you analyse the heart rate and distance data.
                           This program is a wonderful way to introduce your students to data
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              The Science of Performance looks at the world of elite athletes and
              the way in which they prepare for and recover from an event.

              This program provides students with real life science application
              experience from the elite sport settings.

              Students gain a first-hand insight on athlete training, hydration,
              nutrition, recovery and rehabilitation. This program is built around the
              career of Madi Browne (netball) and her personal experience using
              science as an elite athlete.

              The program covers the following areas: nutritional requirements,
              hydration analysis, glucose testing, electrolyte balance, recovery and
              rehabilitation methods.

              KEY THEMES: Nutrition, hydration and recovery.
              SUITABLE FOR: Year 10; VCE Physical Education
              PROGRAM DURATION: 2 hrs
              MAX CLASS SIZE: 28

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
& RESOURCE KITS
Helping to build teacher capacity and confidence in Science and
Mathematics.

At BioLAB we extend beyond our programs to offer teachers and students the
opportunity for further learning. We provide a range of professional learning
workshops, pre and post program teaching and learning resources, as well
as STEM resource kits.

     Teacher Professional Learning                         •    STEM Teacher Networks
                                                                Each year we host regional STEM network
     BioLAB Events and Seminars                                meetings for primary and secondary
      Teachers who book into our programs will                  educators.   Each    meeting     includes
      have exclusive access to the events                       professional    sharing,     professional
      calendar which includes relevant industry                 development opportunities and mentoring.
      nights, conferences and information
      e ve n in gs . Held throughout the year, these
      sessions cover a number of key themes.
                                                                       Teacher Resources
     WebEx Seminars and Learning Spaces                   •    BioLAB STEM Boxes
      BioLAB has capitalised on the introduction of             Our STEM boxes come packed with all the
      WebEx into the education sector. We host                  materials and instructions you will need to
      WebEx learning spaces with teachers                       engage students in STEM. These boxes are
      looking to collaborate with resource                      designed to develop student’s critical
      development and knowledge.                                thinking and scientific inquiry skills, as
                                                                wells as extending the student experience
•     Professional Learning Workshops                           beyond a BioLAB program.
      BioLAB hosts a number of in house
      workshops which focus on increasing                     Teaching and Learning Resources
      confidence and networks amongst VCE                      Every BioLAB program provides teachers with
      teachers in the region. These sessions cover             pre and post program teaching and learning
      various “hard to teach” topics across the                materials to assist students to build further
      VCE PE and Biology study designs.                        understanding in STEM applications. They are
                                                               linked to the Victorian Curriculum F – 10 or VCE
                                                               outcomes.

     PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR DATES AND REGISTRATION DETAILS.

      “It might only take a spark of inspiration to
                        ignite a lifetime learning”
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          BIOLAB: The Victorian BioScience Education Centre is
          proudly supported by lead partners Deakin University and
          is hosted by Belmont High School, in Geelong Victoria

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