Are you Smarter than a Worm? (Operant conditioning in C. elegans) Day 1

Unit 9: Learning, Memory and Biological Clocks
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: Students will plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms that maintain homeostasis in C elegans are similar to those in humans.

Big Idea: C elegans can be used as animal models to predict human learning behaviors as there are many parallels in the neural circuitry that can be interpreted in an interchangeable fashion.

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