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Genetics of Taste Laboratory Kit for biology and life science explores whether the ability to taste various substances is genetic. Collect lab and family data on the ability to taste PTC.

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Why are some people very sensitive to the taste of spicy food while others are not? Is this taste sensitivity inherited? This laboratory activity will explore whether the ability to taste various substances is genetic. Students will be involved in collecting class and family data on the ability to taste PTC. Students will then make family pedigrees and determine the genetics of PTC tasting. Taste tests for other substances will illustrate the complexity of the genetics of tasting. Includes worksheets, complete teaching directions and over 400 taste test strips.

Complete for 30 students working individually. Super Value Kit is complete for 5 classes of 30 students working individually.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Control taste test paper, 3
Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) test papers, 6
Sodium benzoate taste test paper, 3
Thiourea taste test paper, 3

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Using mathematics and computational thinking
Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS3.B: Variation of Traits

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-LS3-1: Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
HS-LS3-1: Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.
HS-LS3-3: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.