Trapping Fruit Flies: A Guided Inquiry Laboratory Approach to Teaching Non-Biology Majors

The step-by-step instructions characteristic of cookbook labs limit the opportunity for student engagement in the experimentation process. In this session, we will describe how we developed a three-part guided inquiry lab to solve a real-world problem of trapping fruit flies. Attendees in this session will learn the various steps needed to implement our fruit fly module, including culturing the flies, building traps, and assessing students. Although we developed and tested this module for non-biology majors, strategies on modifying the module to fit the needs of your students will also be discussed. 

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4:00pm to 5:30pm

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