For use in AP Biology, College Biology or Advanced Biology. This is an excellent adaptation for the College Board lab on genetics. The lab includes a thorough background, detailed procedure including tips on immobilizing, sexing and phenotyping flies. The data and analysis section has been adapted to allow for observations in the P1, F1 and F2 generation of wild type flies and mutated strains. The lab is very extensive and has been self-reviewed with care by me over the years to fine-tune all areas of working with flies. The lab assists students tremendously in their investigation of test-crosses, pathways of inheritance and data analysis using the Chi Square test for a null hypothesis. The lab ends with a thoughtful analysis for the lab. In total, the lab will span several weeks (though students will not be working with the flies/materials each day of the lab...the flies need time to complete two full generations of life cycles).
The document includes a comprehensive TEACHER NOTES section, including specifics of what I order and cost. I also provide pacing/planning suggestions and troubleshooting tips. Finally, the document includes teacher interpretation of expected results.
Your students will love this lab! It has excellent methods and analysis! The materials list and procedure is 100% self explanatory and would make an excellent resource for a new AP Biology teacher or anyone looking to enhance their current fruit fly lab!