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So much science in one tiny fish! Introduce young biologists to the zebrafish, a common aquarium inhabitant. The small, unassuming organism presents an opportunity for learners to study habituation using an easy-to-care-for species. Lab groups design their own experiments to determine how zebrafish learn to recognize—and then ignore—a tapping stimulus.
- Encourage students to graph their data multiple ways to give them additional insight into the behavior of the fish
- Take the lesson further by asking the class to examine habituation in humans
- The use of larval zebrafish is recommended, as their movements are easier to interpret
- Review the structure of neurons before beginning the experiment
- Teacher's guide has everything you need for a smooth set up and delivery of the content
- Lab provides pupils with many options in their experimental design