C. elegans and Alcohol

Investigate experimental design through a hands-on exploration. A creative instructional activity allows learners to design an experiment to monitor the effects of alcohol on the C. elegans worm. After conducting the experiment, individuals analyze their data to make conclusions.

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Instructional Ideas

  • View the video as an introduction to the activity
  • Have pupils collaborate to develop a viable experiment design
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for set up prior to the activity

  • Includes an optional activity as an extension
  • Incorporates questions to encourage active participation

  • None