# The Biology Corner

Biology Teaching Resources

# Tag: analysis

• #### Scary Pumpkin Statistics

Students predict the number of seeds in a pumpkin and then count the seeds. They use chi square analysis to accept or reject the null hypothesis.

• #### Analyze Data and Create a Climate Graph

Students practice analyzing climate graphs of four regions in the United States. Answer simple questions and create a graph from data collected in Germany.

• #### Analyzing Data – Snake Detection Hypothesis (CER)

Explore the snake detection hypothesis by reading about a study and identify claim and evidence.

• #### Data Analysis – Invasion of the Jumping Worms

Lesson plan uses the 5E model to explore the invasive Asian Jumping Worm and its impact on soil and forests; includes data analysis.

• #### Analyzing a Turtle Graph from Primary Source

Examine data on turtle reproduction and migration. Annotate graphs and develop a claim; use reasoning to support that claim with data.

• #### Corn Chi Square (remote)

This is the remote version of a classroom activity I do with corn ears. Students would count the kernels (smooth, wrinkled, purple, yellow) and determine if the ears of corn are the result of a dihybrid cross, RrPp x RrPp. This gives students the opportunity to apply statically analysis to data sets and determine if…

• #### Karyotype Analysis Using Google Slides

Students group homologous pairs of chromosomes and arrange them by size on the grid using google slides. Diagnose the genetic disorder.

• #### CER – Data Analysis with Sharks

Shark data by month where students make a LINE graph to show how the population changes over time. Students complete a CER to discuss results.

• #### Pedigree Analysis – AP Bio

Designed for biology students studying genetics. Determine the inheritance pattern for human disorders, like Tay-Sachs or Marfan Syndrome.

• #### Data Analysis and Interpreting Graphs

Students practice analyzing pie charts, scatter plots, and bar graphs in the basic worksheet that is designed to pair with lessons on the scientific method.    Most beginning biology students (in high school) are fairly adept at interpreting basic information from graphs, though scatter plots are sometimes challenging for them.  I usually do this type…

• #### Investigation: How Does Exercise Affect Heart Rate

Design and conduct an experiment to measure the effect of exercise on heart rate. Aligned to NGSS standard on feedback mechanisms.

• #### Urine Luck! – A Urinalysis Simulation

Examine urine samples from patients and suggest a diagnosis and treatment plan based on test results. Simulated urine, can be made with basic materials and models basic tests done on real urine.

• #### Data Analysis: Virginia Opossum and Color Variations

Students examine scatter plots that show phenotype variations among opossums in North America, exhibiting variations in coat color, ear length, and size.

• #### Dog SNPs and Curly Hair

In an effort to add more real data to the DNA (genetics) unit, I added a shortened form of the HHMI activity:  “Mapping Genes to Traits in Dogs Using SNPs”   The activity on HHMI is too advanced for freshman level biology, but I thought it would be a good introduction to DNA sequences. The activity…

• #### Analyzing Human Pedigrees

Biology students learn to analyze pedigrees as part of a unit on genetics.  Pedigrees are usually learned soon after students have a grasp of Punnett squares and the concept of segregation.   Some students will have an easy time with pedigrees, depending on how well they understood genetic crosses.   In this activity, students are…