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Students cross wild type flies and mutants, both purchased from a biological supply house (Carolina Biological Supply or Wards, for example) in groups from lesson one.
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Thomas Hunt Morgan and the White-Eyed Mutant
Find any article about the genetic research of Thomas Hunt Morgan on the sex-linked eye color trait in Drosophila melanogaster. After having your class read the selection, they can answer these eight critical-thinking questions. This is...
9th - 12th Science
The Case of Regulation in Cells
After your biologists have learned about transcription, translation, and gene regulation, they work in a small group to create a poster of a system that serves as an analogy of the gene regulation process. They share their creations with...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Analysis of Grooming Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
Students engage in a lab that focuses on animal behavior in an open ended inquiry based laboratory experience. They build an ethogram, display a transition matrix and analyze a Markov Chain. They remove wings from the drosophila and...
10th - 12th Science