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Middle School

Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms

Animal Behavior

Lesson Description:

In this lab, you will be watching animals (small bugs) in different situations and figuring out how these animals respond to their environment. Taxis is the word we use to define an animal's movement in response to their environment.

The animals you will observe, pill bugs, are usually found near decaying plant matter.

You will see that each experiment begins with equal numbers of pill bugs on each side. Your job will be to count the number on the right side. This will make more sense to you after you watch the instructional video.