Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab
Highland Elementary 2006
St. Paul, MN 55116
Follow that Scent!
Charlie P, Moriya S
Our question is "Do termites have scent preferences when following a
trail?" We will use various scents to mark a trail. We will
then release worker termites onto the start of the trail and observe
whether they will follow one trail better than they will follow others.
Elijah G, Luis N
Our question is "Can flies live long enough to have great
grandmaggots?" We will start with fly pupa and keep them in a
cage until the flies emerge, mate, and lay eggs. Once the eggs
hatch, we will remove them and give the larvae a food source to grow
and change to pupa. We will then put the pupa into another cage
and start the process over. We will do this until the first
generation of flies have died. We are trying to find out how many
generations of flies can be alive at once.
Odiciy M, Ginia L
Our question is: Which insect has more pulling strength, a
hissing cockroach or a bess beetle? We will attach a string
harness to both hissing cockroaches and bess bugs and connect it to a
small container that we will gradually add weights to. The
insects will pull the container a certain distance. We will keep
adding weight until the insects can't pull it anymore. We want to
see which of the two insects is the strongest.