In this module students learn core concepts in experimental design, data analysis and the ‘messiness’ of
biological research by designing and analyzing their own research project using C. elegans, various
chemicals, potential bacterial food sources or pathogens, and a simple behavioral assay. Participants in this
workshop will design and carry out their own experiment and discuss the potential learning gains for
students. This module can easily be adapted for a single period or a multi-week module and can be used in
intro classes for majors/non-majors or ecology labs.