...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
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