Graphing Genes and Proteins: A real dataset

Author: 
Wandaliz Torres‐Garcia, Arizona State University, Fellow; Joseph Corbett – Parkridge Elementary School, Teacher
Grade Level: 
9th‐12th grade (lowered to 8th grade)
Standards
National Science Education Standards: 
Grades 8-12 •Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry •Understanding about scientific inquiry •Science as a human endeavor •Structure and function of living systems •Regulation and behavior
Arizona State Science Education Standards: 
S1: Inquiry Process; Concept 1: Observations, Questions, and Hypotheses; PO1 S1: Inquiry Process; Concept 3: Analysis and Conclusions; PO1, PO2, PO3 S1: Inquiry Process; Concept 4: Communication; PO1, PO2, PO3 S2: History and Nature of Science; Concept 2: Nature of Scientific Knowledge; PO1.
overview: 
The students will experience working with a dataset currently used for research. This lesson focuses on tables and graphs its main components and how to build a scientific scatter plot in Microsoft Excel. Also, this activity aims to have group discussion on how to “read” results from graphs and to relate them to its source.
keywords: 
genes, proteins, DNA, data tables, graphs, relationship
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Lesson Gene to Proteins_torresgarcia.pdf152.28 KB
Handout_Solutions from genes to proteins_torresgarcia.pdf311.68 KB