ERIC Number: EJ884191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Epigenetic Effects of Diet on Fruit Fly Lifespan: An Investigation to Teach Epigenetics to Biology Students
Billingsley, James; Carlson, Kimberly A.
American Biology Teacher, v72 n4 p231-234 Apr 2010
Do our genes exclusively control us, or are other factors at play? Epigenetics can provide a means for students to use inquiry-based methods to understand a complex biological concept. Students research and design an experiment testing whether dietary supplements affect the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster over multiple generations.
Descriptors: Biology, Food, Dietetics, Entomology, Science Instruction, Genetics, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Scientific Concepts
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