Graphing Genes and Proteins: A real dataset

Wandaliz Torres‐Garcia, Arizona State University, Fellow; Joseph Corbett – Parkridge Elementary School, Teacher
Grade Level: 
9th‐12th grade (lowered to 8th grade)
National Science Education Standards: 
Grades 8-12 •Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry •Understanding about scientific inquiry •Science as a human endeavor •Structure and function of living systems •Regulation and behavior
Arizona State Science Education Standards: 
S1: Inquiry Process; Concept 1: Observations, Questions, and Hypotheses; PO1 S1: Inquiry Process; Concept 3: Analysis and Conclusions; PO1, PO2, PO3 S1: Inquiry Process; Concept 4: Communication; PO1, PO2, PO3 S2: History and Nature of Science; Concept 2: Nature of Scientific Knowledge; PO1.
The students will experience working with a dataset currently used for research. This lesson focuses on tables and graphs its main components and how to build a scientific scatter plot in Microsoft Excel. Also, this activity aims to have group discussion on how to “read” results from graphs and to relate them to its source.
genes, proteins, DNA, data tables, graphs, relationship
Lesson Gene to Proteins_torresgarcia.pdf152.28 KB
Handout_Solutions from genes to proteins_torresgarcia.pdf311.68 KB