AP Biology Investigation #12 - Fruit Fly Behavior (Materials for up to 8 groups)

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  • Experiment kit designed to teach and demonstrate animal behavior as a result of various stimuli, and offer experience in experiment design
  • Using fruit flies as test subjects, students will test whether flies will move towards or away from the scent of chemicals and food that helps them survive, then come up with their own experiment
  • Kit contains enough material for 8 groups, including chemicals, and student exercise copymasters - a voucher for perishable fruit fly cultures is included in the kit
  • This experiment is designed for use in AP Biology classrooms and coursework, and meets AP Science Practices 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, as well as Big Idea 4
  • Safety data sheets included to inform safe storage and maintenance of chemicals

Students will study whether fruit flies move towards or away from important chemicals and food that aid in their survival. Using the Innovating Science choice behavior chamber, behaviors of the fruit flies are observed, and any pattern can be identified. Students will formulate their own theories based on the response of the fruit flies to the chemicals and foods, and then determine what materials and experiments should be tested furhter. Meets AP Science Practices1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and Big Idea 4. Materials provided for up to eight lab groups. Kit Includes: 30ml Ethyl Alcohol 30ml De-ionized Water 30ml Ammonia 5% 30ml Vinegar 8 Innovating Science® Behavior Choice Chambers Fruit Fly Vials Kit Contains coupon for perishable materials. Redeem by fax, phone or e-mail. Materials sent upon redemption of coupon: 8 Fruit Fly Cultures Materials needed but not Supplied: Food items such as yeast, peanut butter, ketchup, jelly, salad dressing, apples, bananas and capers AP® and the Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board. The activity and materials in this kit were developed and prepared by Aldon Corporation, which bears sole responsibility for their contents.

Vendor: Innovating Science
Product Name: AP Biology Investigation #12 - Fruit Fly Behavior (Materials for up to 8 groups)
Product SKU: IS3712