Model Organisms - Use space biology examples to teach students about the use of model organisms such as mice, zebrafish, and fruit flies, and learn to navigate portions of the metadata on the GeneLab Data Repository.
Interpreting Visual Representations of Data (Graphs, Charts, or Plots) - Use one of the GeneLab Datasets to explore visualizations relevant to assessing data for statistical and biological significance. Encourage students to evaluate what a graph depicts by reading labels.
The Immune System - Explore studies in the GeneLab Data Repository associated with the organs of the immune system. This activity can be used to introduce a systems-based approach to health studies.
Plants - Using four GeneLab datasets, introduce students to plant model organisms and the types of equipment needed to conduct plant experiments in space. This activity can be used to address engineering challenges needed for biological systems.