Icefish Blood Adaptations: Antifreeze Proteins

This is a part of The Making of the Fittest: The Birth and Death of Genes
Photo of icefish in freezing antarctic waters

Summary

In this activity, students investigate the importance of antifreeze proteins for icefish survival through two simple labs.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS1-1, HS-LS1-5, HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-4
AP Biology (2015)
1.A.1, 1.A.2, 3.C.1, 4.C.1, SP1, SP5
IB Biology (2016)
2.4, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 5.1, 5.2
AP Environmental Science (2013)
II.C
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.4, WHST.9-12.9
Vision and Change (2009)
CC2, CC3, DP3

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