Programming Phototaxis

Programming Phototaxis Return to Lesson Menu Lesson Overview Summary This is an open-ended programming lesson that models cell movement towards light. In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea of outlining a program as a series of scenarios and responses....

Programming Module

Programming Module Return to Lesson Menu Lesson Overview Summary This programming lesson was designed to quickly teach the basics of programming a LEGO Mindstorm Robot in Open Roberta. It teaches programming through a series of programs. Many are purposefully “broken”...

Programming Chemotaxis

Programming Chemotaxis Return to Lesson Menu Lesson Overview Summary This is a programming lesson that models cell movement up a chemical gradient, model with the chemotaxis mat that has a white to black gradient printed on it. In this lesson, students build on the...

Physarum Chemotaxis 2

Physarum Chemotaxis 2 Return to Lesson Menu Lesson Overview Summary This activity builds on the first physarum chemotaxis experiment. This iteration of experiments is a process that scientists and cellular engineers engage in regularly. Using computational thinking,...

Physarum Chemotaxis 1

Physarum Chemotaxis 1 Return to Lesson Menu Lesson Overview Summary  This activity is designed as an open-ended exploration into physarum preferences by observing its chemotaxis. Students first observe that physarum will move towards oats, and then design experiments...