The 9th grade biology students have been studying the behavior of the common pillbug, Armadillidiiadae vulgarae. This terrestrial crustacean is affectionately known as a roly poly for its defensive behavior seen below.
In their lab, students have been placing pillbugs into the observation chambers below.
In their first experiment, students set up one side of the container with wet filter paper and the other side with dry paper to test the environmental preference of the pillbugs. In their second experiment, students designed their own experiment to test the behavior of the pillbugs. Example experiments included low pH vs high pH, warm vs cold, rough vs smooth, and light vs dark.
Students, record your lab results below. In your summary, please include whether or not your data showed a clear preference for the wet/dry side in experiment 1 and what preference your data shows in experiment 2. If there is no clear preference, please state “no clear preference”.