The Home Zone: Research Rolypoliesby: Kathleen Damante

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April is a good time to go outdoors and examine living things. Pill bugs are good to study because they are easy to find and care for and do not bite. You might know these organisms by one of their nicknames—potato bugs, wood lice, and rolypolies. Whatever you call them, you and your family can learn about these interesting creatures and have fun examining specimens up close. This description of pill bugs and sow bugs and how they differ from insects is followed by an activity exploring these crustaceans and their habitat requirements.

Grades
  • Elementary
Publication Date
4/1/2003

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  • on Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:56 PM

1. Why did you choose to put this article in your collection? I chose this article because I know that children love to watch Rolypolies roll up into a ball and I feel like it would make an interesting object to do research over. 2. What new information did you learn? Rolypolies are not insects! They are crustaceans because they have exoskeletons, antennas, and many pairs of jointed legs like shrimp and crab. 3. What TEKS would it go with and how could you use this information in your classroom? 2.10A observe, record, and compare how the physical characteristics and behaviors of animals help them meet their basic needs. I could use this information as an introduction to the lesson about roly-polies 4. Based on your experience, is there anything in the article that you agree with? Disagree with? Have questions about? No

Melina R
Melina R


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