Pedigrees and the Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance

This is a part of The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes and Culture
Pedigrees and the Inheritance of Lactose Intolerance


Students explore the genetic changes associated with lactose tolerance/intolerance and how the trait is inherited in families. Also available in Spanish.

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NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS3-1, HS-LS2.A, HS-LS3.A
Common Core (2010)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.4
AP Biology (2012-2013)
3.A.3, 3.B.1, 3.C.1, 4.A.1, LO 3.14, LO 3.18, LO 3.19
IB Biology (2016)
2.6, 3.1, 3.4