Lactose Intolerance: Fact or Fiction
In this activity, students evaluate and discuss statements about the evolutionary relationship between milk consumption and lactose tolerance discussed in the short film Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture.
This activity can be used as an anticipation guide to focus students on several of the key concepts presented in the short film. It also can serve as a pre- and post-assessment.
Student Learning Targets
- Evaluate claims based on information and evidence presented in a film.
- Participate in a collaborative peer discussion about interpretations of the evidence from the film.
blood glucose, coding DNA, co-evolution, culture, enzyme, lactase persistence, lactose intolerance, noncoding DNA
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HS-LS1-1, HS-LS1-6; SEP6
AP Biology (2019)
IST-2.E, IST-4.A, IST-4.B, EVO-1.O; SP1, SP6
IB Biology (2016)
Common Core (2010)
Vision and Change (2009)
CC4; DP1, DP6