Blood Glucose Data Analysis
This activity extends concepts covered in the film Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture. Students infer whether someone is likely to be lactase persistent or nonpersistent based on the data from two different tests.
In this activity, students interpret the results of two different tests for lactase persistence: the blood glucose test and the hydrogen breath test. The lesson involves graphing and analyzing actual research data.
Student Learning Targets
- Graph data and appropriately label all graph components, including title, axes, units, and legends.
- Interpret two different sets of data to infer whether someone is lactase persistent or nonpersistent.
- Make claims based on scientific evidence and support those claims using scientific reasoning.
enzyme, glucose, lactase, lactose, persistence, reaction, tolerance
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Accessibility Level (WCAG compliance)
HS-LS1-1; SEP4, SEP5
AP Biology (2019)
ENE-1.L, SYI-1.A; SP1, SP4, SP5
IB Biology (2016)
Common Core (2010)
Math.S-ID.3; MP3, MP4
Vision and Change (2009)
CC2, CC4; DP1, DP2