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Innovating Science™ AP Biology Investigation Kit No. 12: Fruit Fly Behavior Products for Science Education

Learn about Fruit Fly behavior

Manufacturer:  Innovating Science™ IS3712

Catalog No. S07060

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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Methanol/ Methyl Isobutyl Ketone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.

Requires : Food items such as yeast, peanut butter, ketchup, jelly, salad dressing, apples, bananas and capers



  • Students will study whether fruit flies will move toward or away from important chemicals and food that aid in their survival
  • Using the choice behavior chamber, behaviors of the fruit-flies are observed and any pattern can be identified
  • Students will formulate their own theories based on the fruit flies' response to the chemicals and foods
  • Then, they can determine what materials and experiments should be tested further
  • Meets AP Science Practices 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and Big Idea 4
  • Materials provided for eight lab groups
  • Kit Includes:
    • Ethyl Alcohol (30 mL)
    • Deionized Water (30 mL)
    • 5% Ammonia (30 mL)
    • Vinegar (30 mL)
    • Fruit fly vials
    • Innovating Science™ Behavior Choice Chambers (8)
    • Coupon for perishable materials (8 fruit fly cultures)


1 Kit
14 x 10 x 10 in.
8 lab groups
Ap™ Biology Investigation Kit #12: Fruit Fly Behavior
Meets AP science practices 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 along with Big Idea 4
Study whether fruit flies will move toward or away from important chemicals and food that aid in their survival
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