Laboratory

Open Inquiry using C. elegans

C. elegans is a free-living nematode. It is small—growing to about 1 mm in length—and lives in the soil (especially in rotting vegetation) where it survives by feeding on microbes such as bacteria.

In this lesson, students pose questions, design, conduct, and analyze a controlled experiment testing different behavioral stimuli of the worm C. elegans.

This lesson works best as a follow-up to Caeno-WHAT?? and may replace Chemotaxis in C. elegans as this lesson allows for open inquiry.

Fishy Behavior

Students design, conduct, and analyze a controlled experiment testing the effects of alcohol (or nicotine) on zebrafish learning, a model neural system. This is a lateral view. For the dorsal view, visit Go Fish!

Go Fish!

Students design, conduct, and analyze a controlled experiment testing the conditions for zebrafish, model neural system, to learn to recognize (or ignore) a stimulus. This is a dorsal view. For the lateral view, visit Fishy Behavior.

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