Fascinating Fruit Flies

This Fascinating Fruit Flies activity & project also includes:

During a life science unit on insects, you can set up a fruit fly habitat for a month-long observation. Instructions are provided to introduce your class to insect life cycles, construct the habitat, and attract the stars of the show.

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Pros

  • Because a fruit fly goes from egg to adult in only 8 days, they are ideal for observing complete life cycles
  • Compact, but complete instructions are easy to follow
  • Fulfills one of the third grade Next Generation Science Standards
Cons

  • None
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