Engaging Teachers with
Mechanobiology Education

Resources to help teach cell biology, biophysics, and
biomedical technologies

Access teacher-made classroom modules from participants in the summer research initiative for high school science teachers around the interdisciplinary research across the broad themes of mechanobiology.

Other resources are collected from across the Internet to provide educators with a variety of cell biology teaching resources.

Beth Hale, biology teacher at Upper Darby High School and 2019 participant in the Summer Research Experience for Teachers, had her classroom module published by TeachEngineering.org.  Find the complete activity HERE.

Mechanobiology 101

Curriculum Materials: From Our Teachers

Big Ideas in Mechanobiology

Cell Movement: Modeling DNA Damage

(Updated June 2021)

Mechanical Properties of Tissues
Characterizing Tissues
Cell Types: Project
Cell Types:  Yeast Reproduction
Cell Types:  Plant Stomata
Cells Types:  Practicum
Motor Proteins Webquest

Curriculum Materials: From TeachEngineering.org

Stress and Strain: Cancer Detection
Cell Membranes
Cells

Videos

New Video on Exosome Research
New Video on Exosome Research
What Is Mechanobiology?

What Is
Mechanobiology?

An Introduction to the CEMB
An Introduction to the CEMB

Content Videos from CEMB Faculty

Introduction to Cell Biology
Animal and Plant Cell Cytoskeleton: Dixit, 2020
Cellular Mechanics in Animal Cells
Animal Cell Adhesion: Pathak, 2020
Cellular Mechanics in Plant Cells
Artificial Matrices: Huebsch, 2020
Extracellular Matrix in Animal Tissue
Basic Biochemistry and Mechanics: Janmey, 2020
Extracellular Matrix in Plant Tissue
Extracellular Matrix: Genin, 2020
Extracellular Matrix in Plant Tissue
Mechanotransduction: Haswell, 2020
Extracellular Matrix in Plant Tissue
Microfluidics: Huh, 2020
Extracellular Matrix in Plant Tissue
Nuclear Mechanobiology: Prosser, 2020
Extracellular Matrix in Plant Tissue
Plant Cell Wall: Anderson and Braybrook, 2020
Extracellular Matrix in Plant Tissue
Quantitative Analysis of Forces: Carlsson, 2020

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Additional Resources

New resource from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  Teaching students about how science works:  Science is a Process

Extracellular Matrix in Plant Tissue

Biology: Cell Structure
Credit: Nucleus
Medical Media