How Do You Catch Fruit Flies?

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You can catch more fruit flies with vinegar than honey! Yes, that's right—they prefer vinegar over honey, and a video lesson explains why. It describes the chemical components of the food fruit flies prefer, and the results may surprise pupils. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Add a lab investigation to research the claims in the video
  • Have learners record three interesting facts as they view the lesson to use in a discussion that follows
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of pH levels
Pros

  • Includes diagrams and images to support the chemical explanations
  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary throughout
Cons

  • None