How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Human Health

This is part of: The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
How Novel Icefish Genes Can Improve Human Health


A lesson that requires students to read detailed scientific passages and explain how an understanding of specific icefish adaptations might lead to a treatment or cure for human disorders, such as osteoporosis and anemia. 

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Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS (2013) LS - 8
  • Common Core (2010) - 13
  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 5
  • IB Biology (2009) - 5
NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS2-6, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4, HS-LS4-5, HS.LS1.A, HS.LS2.C, HS.LS4.B, HS.LS4.C
Common Core (2010)
ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1, ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4, ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.9, ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.1, ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.1, ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2, ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7, ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.4, ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.8, ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.9, ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.4, ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7, ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
AP Biology (2012-2013)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 3.A.1, 3.C.1, 4.C.1
IB Biology (2009)
4.1, 4.3, 5.4, 6.2, 7.5