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Other

Description:

In this activity, learners apply the concepts of pixilation and pointillism to the world of biomedical science. They learn how DNA microarrays and supercomputers help in disease detection by organizing large amounts of data points from our human genome. Learners discover that categories of disease can be sorted based on color-coded expression level patterns on microarrays. In particular, learners evaluate what genes are turned on and off in a patient suffering from a particular disease. Learners use Cheerios stacks to create microarrays and simulate the gene matching (hybridization) process that happens in cells.

Subjects:

  • Computer Science > General
  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Data Analysis,NSDL,Chemistry of Life,Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering,Data Representation,Biological science,Conducting Investigations,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Computer science,Problem Solving,Medicine,Mathematics,Geoscience,Engineering,Gathering Data,Communicating Results,Materials science,Data Collection,Engineering and Technology,Medical Technology,Physics,Computer Science,The Nature of Science,Social Sciences,Anthropology,microarray,computer science,DNA Structure and Function,medicine,General science,Human Body,Chemistry,hybridization,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140212183904761T,DNA,Heredity and Genetics,Formulating Explanations,pixilation,Data Analysis and Probability,Cells,supercomputer,Middle School,Science as a Career,Life Science,Health/Medicine,sequencing,Representation,pointillism,data,Information Technology,probes,Life Sciences,Computing,Human Genetics,disease,The Scientific Process,Computer Engineering,General,Science and society,human genome,Computing and Information,Physical science,Education,Technology,Chemical Bonding,Space Science

Language:

English

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