Learning Experimental Design by studying food preferences of Roly-Polies
The objectives for this mini unit include
designing and conducting an experiment to discover the food preferences of roly-polies. Learning to make detailed biological sketches and accurate observations.
Studying the characteristics of isopods.
This is perfect for a 6-9 investigation. Students plan an experiment to test roly poly food preferences, use a dichotomous key to identify tree species, conduct research, refine their experimental design, and perform scientific measuring.