PHYSICS OF THE UNIVERSE

Reimagine the elements of physics as students apply
cutting-edge biotechnology applications to their own world.

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At a Glance

STORYLINE

  • Connect students to their world and the universe beyond by exploring the physics principles that make possible groundbreaking innovations in biotech.

PACING

  • 4 Three-Day Lessons
  • 4 Classroom Presentations
  • Flexible Extension Resources
  • 45-Minute Sessions

TOPICS COVERED

  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Plasma
  • Biomedicine
  • Energy Production

FRAMING

  • NGSS Aligned
  • Project Driven
  • Data Based
  • Grounded in Inquiry

Getting Started

Bring biotechnology to life within the bigger picture of physics with a variety of biotech explorations flexibly designed for any learning environment. Explore standards-aligned activities that emphasize research, collaboration, and creativity.

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Physics of the Universe

Applying Spectroscopy

3 classes
How can we identify the chemical composition of newly discovered stars? Discover how matter absorbs, reflects, or emits electromagnetic radiation. Students will assume the role of astronomers by using spectral analysis to identify the chemical composition of distant stars. As an extension, students uncover the biomedical applications of spectroscopy.
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Physics of the Universe

GENERATING THE FUTURE

3 classes
How would your students harness the power of generators? Explore the evolution of generators in biomedicine as students take on a design challenge in which they’ll create an electromagnetic generator. Immerse students in the process of transforming energy into electricity and learn about the four key variables of electromagnetic induction.
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Physics of the Universe

Riding The Wave of Electromagnetic Radiation

3 classes
What is EM radiation and how are light and color related? Unravel the relationship between light and color with an exploration of the electromagnetic spectrum. Students will then investigate how electromagnetic radiation therapy is being used to develop novel biomedical treatments like millimeter wave therapy.
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Physics of the Universe

UNCOVERING PLASMA'S PROMISE

3 classes
What role does plasma play in the sun's energy and solar storms? Consider the benefits and dangers of the sun’s enormous energy as students discover what plasma is and how it is used in biomedicine. Students will learn about the solar cycle and the hazards of solar flares before building a 3D model of the sun for predictive modeling.
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