Lactose Intolerance and Genetics
Robin Bulleri describes how she uses the Got Lactase? short film, along with the "Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance" activity, to show her students how lactase persistence arose and how pedigrees and DNA analysis reveal patterns of inheritance of lactase gene variants.
John Moore describes how he uses the short film The Biology of Skin Color with his college students to teach them about the nature of science and hypothesis-driven exploration.
Paul Strode describes the BioInteractive Click & Learn activity on DNA sequencing and phylogenetic trees. He explains how it teaches students about DNA sequence alignment, and how those sequence differences allow researchers to determine relationships between species.
If you’re looking for novel ways to assess students’ conceptual understanding of material, hear from Oregon educator Chris Hedeen in this blog post on how he revised his approach to assessments using BioInteractive’s DNA resources.