Tibetan Plateau

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This task, intended to be administered as a summative transfer assessment completed at the end of Bend 2 of the NextGen Storylines unit “Why Don’t Antibiotics Work Like They Used To?”, asks students to consider how the environmental features of Tibet may have interacted with the traits of people living there over time. As students work through the task, students have to consider information about the patterns of survival and prevalence of people with different sized blood vessels to use as evidence to support ideas about how the elevation of Tibet has shaped traits in populations that have lived there over time.  

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