Got Lactase? Blood Glucose Data Analysis

This Got Lactase? Blood Glucose Data Analysis activity & project also includes:

Many physicals include a blood glucose test, but what are doctors actually testing? Scholars graph and interpret blood glucose data, allowing them to observe the differences in lactase persistence and draw conclusions. They then connect these concepts to an understanding of different populations and the genetics behind the trait.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the lesson by watching a video lecture on human adaptation
  • Another support activity for learning about lactase exists online here
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of creating graphs, including titles, axes labels, data plots, and legends
  • Provides ideas for modifying the lesson for those with learning differences
  • Connects math and science concepts
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