Pest World for Kids: Which Came First - The Fly or The Egg?

Fruit flies are definitely considered pests, but they are also incredibly helpful in scientific research.

For this project, you will start by observing the fruit fly life cycle. Then, you will follow the scientific method to test how temperature affects fruit fly development.

Age Range: Fourth Grade to Eighth Grade

Time Required: Two weeks to one month or longer (if you choose)

Cost: Minimal – most materials are readily found in many home kitchens

Science Topics
Parasitic Insects
K-6, Middle School
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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