The purpose of this page is to showcase the many adaptations teachers have made to our existing systems biology modules. Some of these adaptations have been made for classrooms, some for summer programs, senior projects, and science fairs. If you have any module adaptations you would like to share here for others to use, please contact Claudia Ludwig (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Updates for Summer Courses
- Please see the above link for more information on this 90 hour course provided through a collaboration between Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, DigiPen Institute for Technology, and the Baliga Lab. The WA Network for Innovative Careers provided 0.5 occupational education credits to eligible10th-12th grade students who attended this 3 week course at DigiPen Institute for Technology.
Updates When Working on Science Fairs and Independent Projects
- For Maine State Teachers and Jackson Laboratory Our Independent Project Guide for students can be found here and is based on our Environmental Impact of Gene Networks module (guide link coming soon)
Updates by Classroom Teachers for their Classroom
Eric Kessler, Bioscience Strand Leader for the Blue Valley School District, has adapted Lessons 1-2 from Ecological Networks and the Environmental Impact on Gene Networks module for his bioscience students
- Lesson 1 and 2 from Ecological Networks Adapted for Biology Students (link coming soon)
- Adaptation of Environmental Impact of Gene Networks Part I (link coming soon)
- Adaptation of Environmental Impact of Gene Networks Part II - to accompany the article in American Scientist - May-June 2007 - Extreme Microbes: Salt-loving microorganisms are helping biologists understand the unifying features of life and molecular secrets of survival under extreme conditions by Shil DeSarma.
- Adaptation of Environmental Impact of Gene Networks Part III (link coming soon)
Amanda Cope at the Monroe, WALeaders in Learning Program combined Ecological Networks and Environmental Impact on Gene Networks into a three week, intensive systems and inquiry and short course.
Since a formal lab setting were not available, students completed all experiments on tables with stir plates and other needed equipment. The lessons were taught in the order listed on our module pages and with Ecological Networks being taught first. Students creatively designed their own experiments in the Environmental Impact on Gene Networks in teams of 3-5 students - for many this was their first lab experiment. Amanda and her students made the most of their environment and available resources to make this a very valuable experience for all.