For our second lesson on Systems Biology, students analyzed a cell phone model simulation created by the Baliga Lab at the Institute for Systems Biology. The analysis was guided by a worksheet that students turned in at the end of the class.
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:
- Understanding Systems
- Human Body Systems
- 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.