Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Learning Module

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Abstract

This learning module provides a review of "cells", the smallest unit exhibiting the properties of life.  It discusses how these cells are being used in bioMEMS as well as other micro and nano-sized devices.  A research activity provides the opportunity to further explore how cells can be used in bioMEMS (bio MicroElectroMechanical Systems).

This learning module contains the following:

  • Pre-test:  Knowledge Probe
  • Reading:  Cells: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Presentation:  Cells: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Activity: Research on Cells - The Building Block of Life
  • Assessment

Instructor materials for this learning module are available here.

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This work made possible by Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Center through DUE grants #0830384, 0902411, and 1205138. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and creators, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF. 

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) (2017), "Cells: The Building Blocks of Life Learning Module," http://nanohub.org/resources/27168.

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