"Future Develops With Science and Science With Man "
The usage of scientific findings come to fruition with the societies’ training their own scientists. That’s why, the aim of the molecular biology and genetics course is to raise young people as scientist who conduct researches globally.
The Genetics course is implemented with expert academic staff and modern equipment. Furthermore, in the lessons which the students are always active in, not only the topics in the curriculum are studied but also a number or researches and projects about cancer’s molecular biology, immunity system, drug research, genetic diseases, production and development biology, epigenetics are carried out by our students and teachers.
In the Genetics course, forensic science topics are also handled. Detection of criminals from footprint, fingerprint, hair analysis, soil analysis, etc. is performed by our students.
Devices used worldwide are used in the Genetics course at Sanko Private Schools. Our students carry out experiments with the devices such as PCR, horizontal and vertical electrophoresis sets, spectrophotometers, Westen blood set, centrifuge, etc. found in elite laboratories and get informed about these devices.
Having learned the foundation and theory of general engineering sciences with the Basics of the Engineering Science course, the students practice in the Mechatronics Laboratory. The students learn 3-D designing using SOLIDWORKS and CAM programs. They put program these designs on the 3-D printer, CNC MILLING Machine and CNC LATHE and produce parts. They run the circuits they set up with Pneumatic experiment sets. They design electronic circuits and conduct experiments with electronic experiment sets safely.
They develop simple PCL programs through PLC electronic programming experiment sets. Using the MECLAB experiment sets, they learn how a factory system works thanks to the systems they design and program.
Having been founded to encourage technology design and practices and transfer information skills in a teamwork, the activities of the Mechatronics Club is also carried out in the Mechatronics Laboratory.
These activities are as follows:
- designing robots for robot competitions. Discussions about the students’ designs, their weak points and how to improve them.
- making robots in the technology and project classrooms using CNC lathe. Giving information about production machinery and the domains of the Mechatronics department.
- 2D or 3D part designs through the Solidworks program and teaching how they are produced.
- developing simple programs on CNC lathe and teaching what the cutting tools are.
- producing the name tags the students design on Solidworks through the Solidcam program on CNC lathe.
- introducing simple circuit elements and having the students make flip flop circuits, lamp circuits and LDR lamp circuits.
- introducing pneumatic systems and circuit elements.
- teaching how reverse engineering is performed and what its goals are.
The Robotics Laboratory is a unit where practical and theoretical research and teaching is conducted about control system and robotics. An experiment board designed by our school is used in programming robots. Thanks to this board, the students can conduct pre-studies about how the electronics components of a robot whose electronic circuit is not ready yet work and what the program can do.
The activities carried out in the Robotics Laboratory, where the activities of the Robotics Club are also performed are as follows:
- teaching in which fields robots of the industry developed computer systems and robotics technology are used extensively,
- teaching how to program humanoid robots, Nao “SANO” is programmed through practices,
- teaching logarithms and robotic programming,
- conducting studies about basic electronic circuits and measurement tools,
- teaching renewable energy sources (producing electricity with solar panels – that is, the most common one.),
- designing robots for robot competitions. (Discussions about the students’ designs, their weak points and how to improve them.)
- ensuring that the students notice the weak points while design and improve themselves.
The students learn how significant Physics is in our current technology by conducting experiments regarding mechanics, electrics and magnetism. They put what they learn through experiments of mechanics into practice. Given the instructions through a special computerized program, the students take active part in the processes of setting the experiment in the testing kit, implementation and assessment of the results.
The students become experienced about topics such as various reactions, samples of analysis and synthesis, chemical methods and techniques, electrolysis, composition and decomposition methods, reasons for a number of chemical events in the nature, signs of the presence of sub-atomic particles, chemical types and their specifications, behaviors of gas and items in other types under various conditions, thermal movements, the concept of entropy, factors affecting chemical reaction speed and analysis of organic components.
The Biology Laboratory has special equipment different from all the other educational institutions. In addition to the experiments of the topics studied in the classroom, simulations and high-level practices are performed and learning by doing is experienced in the Biology Laboratory. It has special equipment for simulation experiments. Accordingly, studies such as Principles and Practices of Diffusion and Osmosis, Principles of Enzyme Catalysis, Enzyme, Cell Mitosis and Analysis of DNA Extraction, Plant Pigment Chromatography and Photosynthesis, Cell Respiration, Analysis of Eco RL Segment Patterns of Lambda Phage DNA, Drosophila Genotyping with (Alternative) PCR, Physiology of Circulatory System, Animal Behaviors, Dissolved Oxygen and Aquatic Primitive Productivity are studied. At the same time, the results of every experiment can be observed differently thanks to the special programs which can transfer experiments to a digital platform. Every stage of scientific practice steps take shape in the Biology Laboratory through various simulation experiments and digital applications.
The topics in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades are studied in a 3-dimensional way in a special classroom in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics lessons.
In the Science Centre, where it is aimed that the students learn having fun, there are mechanical setups, optical systems, collections of plants, animals, minerals, insects, butterflies and skeletons, telescope, laser-beam harp, climbing cone and seismograph. These devices of high technology are available for the students to use. Additionally, projects are shared with other students in this center. Thus, the theoretical information in the classroom become concrete and learning becomes permanent.
The students make the models for the projects they design in the Technology and Project Studios. Also, they improve their manual skills by learning how to use machinery and tools such as a revolver, a leveler, a router, a jointer, a jigsaw machine and a driller. Furthermore, the designs of the materials to be used in the lessons are made in these workshops.
Renewable energy covers a number of disciplines including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Laboratory practices are used for more than one branch. The aim is to gain information about never-ending and continuously self-replicating energy sources. The basics of movements of water, sunlight and solar heal, wave movements, wind and how energy is produced benefiting from the molecular structure of water. Interdisciplinary projects are made about energy conversion of those types of energy between each other and how they renew themselves. How wind panels create resistance, how to benefit from heat in solar panels, how to convert the hydrogen energy into the electricity energy, renewable and non-renewable energy sources and energy conversion in nature are some of the practices.