Woodlouse choice chamber

This week we have had an exciting week when we started our topic. We started to learn about animals and where they live, learning the word ‘habitat’. To help us think about habitats and why animals live there, we went into the conservation area to find woodlice. We didn’t find any in the trees because they like cold, damp and dark places so we found them under rocks and logs.

When we found some woodlice, we investigated their habitat. As a class, we made a choice chamber to see where the woodlice prefer to be. Using a box, we created a light and dark side and a wet and dry side. We predicted that the woodlice would prefer the wet and dark side based on where we found them.

When we put the woodlice in the box, some of them went to the light and wet but most of them went to the wet and dark side, showing that they prefer dark and damp habitats. We had lots of fun and made sure we put the woodlice back in the correct habitat.