About this guide
Scientists study the tiny fruit fly to understand how organisms work. In this Guide, students will learn how scientists mapped the nerve cells in a larval fruit fly brain — a task that took 12 years — and learn about those cells.
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Reading comprehension questions are tied to articles and graphs from Science News.Browse Questions
Discussion prompts encourage students to explore research-related concepts and make connections across fields of science.Browse Prompts
Hands-on experiments, debates, data dives, and diagramming and design exercises put students at the center of their learning.Browse Activities
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