Educational Goals and Learning Outcomes
Emergent Properties - watch slime mold cells in action
- Watch unicellular and multicellular slime mold (Dictyostelium discoideum) behavior.
- Utilize sterile technique to explore an emergent behavior and possible mechanisms of communication.
- Interact with a mathematical model of slime mold physiology to understand the specific timing of cellular communication.
- Communicate scientific information.
Learning Outcomes - Students will:
- Review the life-cycle of D. discoideum.
- Sketch how cells know which way to migrate when streaming.
- Analyze Diagram what happens to slugs under your experimental conditions.
- Propose how multicellular organisms could have evolved based on what you observed in lab.
- Argue that Dictyostelium discoideum is a unicellular species or that it is a multicellular speceis.
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