In this challenge, students will identify neural synapses in the mouse brain using electron microscopy images. Students will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge by collaborating with students in computer science and/or algebra II classes to develop an automated synapse detector for the Applied Physics Lab. Lastly, students will design and carry out an investigation where they create a neural circuit to test how manipulating a factor within the circuit can affect neural communication.
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The JHU/APL STEM Challenge Website may be found here >>>http://openconnecto.me/stem/
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The lesson in the download box is optional. It is desinged to show teachers where this challenge fits into the curriulum and how the challenge aligns to content standards.
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Students will be able to:
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