Millipede Food Preference Inquiry
Objective: To determine what types of food millipedes eat.
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Giant African Millipedes
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Food items (Giant African Millipedesï¿½ will eat a variety of fruits and vegetables) Allow the students to suggest different food items to test
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Terrarium or escape-proof container
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Divide students into groups of 2 to 4 students per group
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Place different food items in the center of the container (select between 2 to 5 different foods to test)
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Add one millipede to each container
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Record the feeding preference of the millipedes.ï¿½ The results can be recorded by simply stating if the millipede consumed a food item or not.ï¿½ An alternative to this method would be to determine initial and final weights of the different food items.ï¿½ By comparing the initial and final weights of each food item, information can be inferred about the food preference of the millipedes.ï¿½
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Be sure to replicate your inquiry
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ What did you learn about millipedes and their food preference?
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ How many legs do millipedes have?
-ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ How is a millipede different from a centipede?