SciMealworm.bmp (213670 bytes)A-Mazing Mealworms

Create a small maze for your mealworms to investigate.
Choose a question to answer with your group.

Examples:
Will big mealworms cover more distance than little mealworms?
Will a mealworm cover more distance in a closed or open maze?
Will a mealworm cover more distance as they become familar with the maze?

Hypothesis: I think _____________________________________________________

Procedure
1. Build a small maze of cm blocks.
2. Put a mealworm at the beginning of the maze.
3. Use the clock to time the mealworm. Use 1 minute or 2 minutes.
4. At the end of the time, measure the distance in centimeters using the ruler.
5. Record the distance in the chart.
6. If using two mealworms, alternate the trials.

Mealworm Distance Chart
  Trial                                                                    
1    
2    
3    
4    
5    
6    
7    
8    
9    
10    
Average Distance