C. elegans and Alcohol

Investigate experimental design through a hands-on exploration. A creative lesson 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