Systems Biology Unit – Lesson 1

During the last two months before summer break, we will spend our time studying the field of Systems Biology.  The Systems Biology Unit will consist of at least four major parts:

  1. Understanding Systems
  2. Human Body Systems
  3. Ecosystems
  4. Modeling of Ecosystems with Eco-Themed Cryptocurrencies

In lesson 1, students were introduced to the overall structure of the unit.  They learned and key vocabulary associated with network analysis, and then applied their learning to define the nodes and edges of familiar systems.  Students worked individually or with partners to define a system, and then examples were shared with the rest of the class.