Diet and the Evolution of Salivary Amylase

This is a part of The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
Diet and the Evolution of Salivary Amylase


Students explore the effects of different diets on the evolution of an enzyme that breaks down starch. Also available in Spanish.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS1-3, HS-LS3-1, HS-LS3-3, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-3, HS-LS4-4
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.4, RST.9-12.7, WHST.9-12.1, Math S-ID.1, S-ID.2, S-ID.4, S-ID.6, S-IC.1, S-IC.4, F-IF.7; MP2, MP3, MP4
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.A.2, 3.A.1, 3.A.3, 3.C.1, 4.A.1, 4.C.1, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP5, SP6
IB Biology (2016)
2.4, 2.7, 3.1, 5.2, D.1
IB Environmental Systems and Societies (2017)
Vision and Change (2009)
CC2, DP1, DP2

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