A mysterious bequest sends Rosy and Jaz on a race against time to identify thirteen strange and wonderful objects – which turn out to tell the story of medicine, from the superstitions of ancient Egypt to the modern-day ethical dilemmas of genetic testing.
An exploration of the beauty and power of scientific reasoning. Creative non-fiction for thoughtful readers aged twelve years and up.
Dr Huxley’s Bequest provides opportunities for curriculum-based learning, corresponding to Stages 4 and 5 of the Australian Science Curriculum. Dr Huxley’s Bequest Teaching Resources contains a summary of the topics and issues discussed in the book, plus 20 pages of questions and activities, including links to appropriate online resources for each topic.
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