For the Classroom

Living Laboratories

  • Published20 Mar 2013
  • Reviewed20 Mar 2013
  • Source National Institutes of Health

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

Fruit flies and other model organisms permit scientists to investigate questions that would not be possible to study in any other way. These living systems are, relatively speaking, simple, inexpensive, and easy to work with. Model organisms are indispensable to science because creatures that appear very different from us and from one another actually have a lot in common when it comes to body chemistry.

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