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Lesson 1 – Introduction to Saline Environments & Microbial Halophiles

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Saline Environments & Microbial Halophiles

Lesson 2 – Design Process-Measuring Wind Speed

Lesson 2 – Design Process-Measuring Wind Speed

Lesson 3 – Inferences From Proxy Variable Mock AFM

Lesson 3 – Inferences From Proxy Variable Mock AFM

Lesson 4 – Signal and Noise

Lesson 4 – Signal and Noise

Lesson 5 – Inferring Properties and Calibrations

Lesson 5 – Inferring Properties and Calibrations

Observing Beyond our Senses – Overview

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?”

Observing Beyond our Senses – Unit Plan

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

Lesson 6 – Death Valley Middle Basin Case Study

Lesson 1 – Introduction to Saline Environments & Microbial Halophiles

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.

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Lesson 4: Signal and Noise