Analyzing the DNA Datasets
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Analyzing the DNA Datasets slide show
Analyzing the DNA Datasets teacher's guide
In the slideshow, analyze DNA datasets and overview maps to predict breeding levels between bighorn sheep populations with and without highways.
- Use the prepared slideshow and datasets to help students learn how to analyze the datasets – particularly the meaning of the arrows and the mountaintop names.
- The slideshow begins by reminding students of Dr. Epps’ test question about how highways might affect bighorn sheep.
Using the overview slide, ask students to consider how a highway that runs between two sheep populations might affect their mating habits.
On the next slides ask the class to make predictions about the bighorn sheep populations interbreeding, first based on proximity, then accounting for barriers presented by highways.
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SubtopicDNA, Populations, Habitat, Data As Evidence, Inbreeding