Fruit Fly (Drosophila)
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Determine the variables that contribute to creating an effective fly trap. [E]
Will fruit flies be more attracted to a real banana or a synthetic banana? [E]
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Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Does a Radiofrequency Shield Boost the Lifespan of the Fruit Fly? [E]
Drosophila melanogaster Addiction to Sugar [E]
Mimicking fruit fly response patterns for threat evasion of airborne machines [P] [P]
The Effects of GMO vs. Organic Papaya Diet on the Longevity and Fertility of the Fruit Fly [E]
The Effect of UV Light Range Radiation on the Magnetosensitivity of Drosophila melanogaster [E]
The Effect of Temperature on the Development Time of Drosophila melanogaster [E]
Do Fruit Flies Have Food Preferences? [E]
Comparing Various Natural Substances in Attracting and Repelling Drosophila [E]
How does incubation temperature affect the sex ratio of fruit flies? [E]
The Effects of Various Herbal Teas on the Life Span of Drosophila Melanogaster [E]
Insect Science Fair Projects & Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Effects on Learning/Memory of a Mutation in Da7: A Fruit Fly Homolog of the Alzheimer's Related Gene for the nAChR a7 [E]
Sucrose Efflux Mediated by SWEET Proteins as a Crucial Aid for Whitefly Feeding Reduction [E]
Identification of Fly Groups through Microsatellite Frequency Analysis [E]
The Study of Fruit Fly Genetics at City High School [E]
Longevity and Diet: Studying the Relationship between Caloric Intake, Dietary Manipulation, and Lifespan in Drosophila [E] [E]
The Effects of Nerium oleander on Mutant and Wild-type Drosophila melanogaster [E]
How Skillful Are Drosophila virilis in Discerning Natural and Artificial Esters? [E]
Does Mutation in Drosophila melanogaster Affect Their Attraction to Different Odors? [E]
Find out if the number of maggots on a piece of beef affects the length of their life cycle. [E]
Is there an advantage of double vs. single mating in the Liriomyza trifolii? [E]
The effects of oxygen radicals on fruit fly aging [E]
Insect Science Fair Projects & Experiments
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