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


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)
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.4, WHST.9-12.9
Vision and Change (2009)
CC2, CC3, DP3

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