Students will study whether fruit flies will move toward or away from important chemicals and food that aid in their survival. Using the Innovating Science choice behavior chamber, behaviors of the fruit-flies are observed and any pattern can be identified. Students will formulate their own theories based on the fruit flies’ response to the chemicals and foods, and then determine what materials and experiments should be tested further. Meets AP Science Practices 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and Big Idea 4. Materials provided for eight lab groups.
30mL Ethyl Alcohol
30mL Deionized Water
30mL Ammonia, 5%
8 Innovating Science® Behavior Choice Chambers
Fruit Fly Vials
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8 Fruit Fly Cultures
Materials Needed but not Supplied:
Food items such as yeast, peanut butter, ketchup, jelly, salad dressing, apples, bananas and capers
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