Investigating and Representing Genetic Data
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How Do You Investigate and Represent Data? lesson plan
How Do You Investigate and Represent Data? investigation booklet
(Estimated Time: 30 minutes)
Students will learn how DNA is collected in the field and then will use maps and rulers to analyze the genetic data collected by Dr. Clinton Epps.
1. Getting Bighorn Sheep DNA from Droppings (5 minutes)
This discussion explores why Dr. Epps collected droppings from all over the bighorn sheep range.
2. Introducing the DNA Datasets: Using Maps to Show Gene Flow. (5 minutes)
Use the maps to show how gene flow varies amongst populations.
3. Analyzing and Mapping the Genetic Datasets. (10 minutes)
Use the slideshow to to predict gene flow between bighorn sheep mountaintop populations with and without highways.
4. Instructions for How to Analyze Genetic datasets. (5 minutes)
Step by step instructions on how to analyze the data in slideshow format.
Optional Extension (20 minutes)
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90 minutes (split over two class periods)