Flying through Geneticsby: Kelly A. Cruess

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When teaching heredity and genetics, a problem-centered, open-ended approach allows students to feel like scientists solving real problems. This investigation of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) gives students independence, responsibility, and ownership in their learning. Students who have difficulty learning abstract concepts will certainly be able to learn genetics through this investigation.

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  • Middle
Publication Date
11/1/1999

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  • on Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:06 PM

I have always heard about using flies to study genetics. I love how this article lays out exactly how I can carry that out in my classroom. I like that this activity gives students the chance to really study the affects of genetics first hand (not just from a book). I would love for this to be a part of my classroom in the future.

Lindsay W
Lindsay W


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