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ERIC Number: EJ878035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Inquiry-Based Environmental Science Investigations with the Fantastic Fruit Fly
Beals, Ashlie M.; Krall, Rebecca M.
Science Scope, v33 n5 p64-69 Jan 2010
The use of inquiry in life science can be particularly daunting because of the additional management and care living systems require. However, there are some low-maintenance organisms that work well in the classroom. One of these is the common fruit fly, "Drosophila melanogaster." Its small size, low cost, easy availability and maintenance, and short life cycle make the fruit fly ideal for the middle school classroom. This article describes a two-part classroom inquiry investigation on population growth using fruit flies. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A