Safety Precautions - Treat live animals gently, Follow instructions with proper care. - Dispose of live or preserved specimens as directed by your teacher - Always wash your hands with soap and water after working with live or preserved specimens. - Do only experiments assigned by the teacher
Experimental Design Independent Variable: The dry and wet environment in the chambers, Time Dependent Variable: How many mealworms are in the wet/dry environment after x amount of minutes Constants: Same temperature of filter paper Controls: The temperature of the water
Hypothesis We hypothesise that the mealworms will go to the dry side.
Trials to be completed - 4 mealworms in 15 minutes
Procedures 1. First get 4 mealworms 2. Get one of the filter papers wet with a syringe 3. Take out the mealworms and put them in the middle of the test chamber 4. Start the timer for 15 minutes 5. Every 5 minutes, record the data you see.
Task Distribution Material Gatherer : Luke Timer: Gavin Recorder of Data: Hannah
Observations Time Chamber A (wet) Chamber B (dry) 0 0 worms 0 worms 5 2 worms 2 worms 10 1 worm 3 worms 15 3 worms 1 worm
Graphs of Data
Conclusion Our hypothesis was right because we thought that the mealworms were gonna like the wet environment better, and they did. Only on occasion did one of the worms went to the dry side.
Clean Up Procedure Put the worms back in the bowl Throw out filter paper Dry the dish
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- Spring '18
- beetle, Luke M