Saturday, January 23, 2016

8th Grade HIV Forensics Case Using Phylogentic Trees

We have been learning a lot in science in preparation for a forensics case study we are about to try to solve. Some things we have been working on is learning about HIV, cladograms, and we even made our own mini family tree. All of these things are leading up to this big case study we will be doing. Our cladograms that we have been learning to make are going to help us because we will need them during the case study, and we have been practicing making them in class, so know we know how to do them when it's time to do the real thing. A cladogram is basically a type of Evolutionary “tree” that shows how things have similar characteristics, and features and shows how all the organisms are related to each other, and have common ancestors.

- Joey Hall