Engineers | Data
Can You Help Me Make a Neural Tube?
Carlos is engineering cells to create a neural tube slice that
looks like the one to the left.
To do this, Carlos follows a cycle of engineering and biology.
This is a four step process that requires 3D printing a
tubular mold for cells to grow in. The mold size can be
changed to learn how different sizes affect cell growth
Slide 3: Based on the images, what do you believe the nervous system does? How
does it work? Discuss with your classmates or think about this question on your
own and write your answers below!
Slide 6: Do you remember Miranda's story? Why is it important to research neural
tubes? Think about this or discuss with your classmates and then write down your