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.
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.
Helen Snodgrass describes how she uses BioInteractive's The Biology of Skin Color film and "Evidence for Selection" activity to show students how humans have evolved over time.
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.