Lesson 1 – Introduction to Saline Environments & Microbial Halophiles
Lesson 2 – Design Process-Measuring Wind Speed
Lesson 3 – Inferences From Proxy Variable Mock AFM
Lesson 4 – Signal and Noise
Lesson 5 – Inferring Properties and Calibrations
In this module, students focus on the role of physics and engineering in the increasingly interdisciplinary field of systems biology. Centered on a case study requiring instrumentation for field research, the driving question is “How do scientists measure what they cannot directly observe with their senses?”
In this unit, students are confronted with increasingly complex examples to build an understanding of how scientists measure what we cannot directly observe with our senses. Trade-offs in instrumentation design and generating meaningful inferences from observations are overarching themes connecting the activities.
Lesson 6 – Death Valley Middle Basin Case Study
Environments of differing salinities form on earth. Human activities impact saline environments by altering the salinity and/or introducing pollution. Extremophilic organisms such as Halobacterium salinarum can live in high salinity environments.
Lesson 4: Signal and Noise