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360Science™ blends the best of student-engaging digital content with easily adaptable hands-on labs to offer your students a uniquely comprehensive learning experience.
In this lab experience, students will become familiar with bioinformatics; the interdisciplinary field of science that integrates biology, computer science, software tools, databases, information engineering, mathematics, and statistics. They will explore the National Center for Biotechnology Information Website and utilize BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool). The conservation of the enzyme cytochrome C and its presence in thirteen eukaryotic organisms will be determined. Editable, differentiated instructions range from a time-sensitive prescriptive lab to full open inquiry, and robust online videos and content—including a virtual reality (VR) simulation—help students prepare for and better understand the labs they’re conducting.
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Please Note: This lab is digital-only.
360Science™: Understanding Evolutionary Relationships
Concepts: Evolution, phylogeny, cladograms, bioinformatics, protein structure
Outcomes: Students will discover that cytochrome C is conserved in evolution, and that it is often built with a variation of amino acid sequences among organisms. By counting these amino acid differences, students will have the opportunity to explore the closeness of these relationships and create a phylogenetic tree. The students will be able to establish that the evolution of enzymes differ from one another and from organism to organism.
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Our 1-year option provides access to all digital content for one year plus lab supplies for a single class of 30 students. Our 3-year option extends access to digital content to three years, with a 30% discount on refill supply kits years 2 and 3.
What is Flinn 360Science™?
We’re introducing a whole new way to teach experiential science! We’ve taken a hard look at science study from all perspectives and, thanks to the feedback of thousands of teachers nationwide, we’ve created a way to make it easier to provide personalized instruction while delivering the kind of lab experiences your students truly need.
Our new and comprehensive learning solutions are designed to bring science to life by giving you all the tools you need to incorporate more (and effective) hands-on learning in your classroom or lab. 360Science allows you to provide your students with the support they need to make real-world connections to key scientific principles and help make those abstract concepts concrete.
Every 360Science lab solves the most common challenges educators face in bringing more hands-on science to their students—from not having enough time to matching the right level of challenge for students’ abilities to providing appropriate background content, safety techniques, assessments and more.
Enable student-driven, blended learning through a unique combination of leveled lab instructions supporting prescriptive, guided- and open-inquiry lab exercises (see PDF resource for specific details) with robust digital content, such as videos and carefully curated Open Educational Resources (OER)—along with virtual reality and simulation exercises. From editable, digital instructions to assessments and alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), we have everything you need to improve mastery, remove the intimidation factor and foster your students’ natural curiosity.
HS-LS4-1: Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.