Drosophila Melanogaster

...in the classroom

  • Observe the metamorphic life cycle of the Drosophila melanogaster

  • Identify males and females as their sexual dimorphism (physical difference between male and female) are so diverse

  • Compare the different phenotypes of the naturally mutated types of flies

  • Cross breed different phenotypical flies and make predictions about the offspring

  • Develop your own questions and investigate how the environment can affect the life cycle of Drosophila melanogaster

Setting up drosophila

for

education

Learn about genetics

with

drosophila

Read

about mutant flies?

Free

Classroom

Investigations and

activities

sarah's-fruit-flies

e- links

Students are motivated when exploring the Nature of Science through the use of model organisms.

 

Working with Drosophila melanogaster has many advantages for both teachers and students.

 

Students experience ‘real’ results with these unique

hands-on activities and investigations.

Use this website to learn how to set up a colony of 'fruit flies' in your classroom