Is Height All in Our Genes?

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Humans on average are shorter than they were centuries ago. Young scholars analyze the factors that affect the height of individuals including historical trends in a video lesson. The presentation analyzes both genetic and environmental factors.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Graph the changes in average human height over time to look for trends
  • Have pupils collect height data from their families and analyze the data to make comparisons between clans and within families
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on an understanding of nature versus nurture
Pros

  • Uses humor to add interest to the presentation
  • Incorporates different scientific studies to support claims
Cons

  • None