Go Fish!

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So much science in one tiny fish! Introduce young biologists to the zebrafish, a common aquarium inhabitant. The small, unassuming organism presents an opportunity for learners to study habituation using an easy-to-care-for species. Lab groups design their own experiments to determine how zebrafish learn to recognize—and then ignore—a tapping stimulus.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage students to graph their data multiple ways to give them additional insight into the behavior of the fish
  • Take the lesson further by asking the class to examine habituation in humans
Classroom Considerations
  • The use of larval zebrafish is recommended, as their movements are easier to interpret
  • Review the structure of neurons before beginning the experiment
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  • Lab provides pupils with many options in their experimental design
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