Biochemical Evidence for Evolution

Students investigate the amino acid sequences of vertebrates. In this biochemical evidence for evolution lesson plan, students compare the number of matching and non-matching amino acids in chimpanzees, fish and mice. They construct a graph to compare the data and they calculate percent similarities and differences between species. They answer 8 analysis questions about similarities of species based on their amino acid sequences.

9th - 12th Science 7 Views 55 Downloads
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