Contents of the Mating Walnut Flies module:
Synopsis: The focus of this module is on the puzzling behavior of mating walnut flies: sometimes they mate for a short time, and other times the mating is longer in duration. The key to this behavior is related to another type of behavior: foraging for food.
After introducing the walnut fly and preparing the user to take data, a series of slide shows (or animated movies) illustrates the mating behavior of these flies, while a tally of eggs fertilized is kept to the right of the animation. The user records the data, then takes a self-scoring quiz on what patterns were observed.
The module ends with a feature on the actual research that revealed the causes of different mating behaviors. The module is about 15 pages long.
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