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A Better Fly Trap


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In this activity, learners observe fly behavior and then build a flytrap. They make more observations, compare the effectiveness of different traps, and modify their traps to increase their effectiveness. In doing so, learners consider what variables make for an effective trap as well as learning how to study the behavior of an animal. Even pesky flies provide an interesting challenge.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Structure and Function in Living Things, Life Sciences, Classification

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    Tool for: Students