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Ecology Fair University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Abstracts from Oak Ridge Elementary 2017

Oak Ridge Elementary
4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Eagan, MN 55122

Year: 2017
Teacher(s): Mandy Poke, Angie Schlede

Chirping Crickets?

Janae S, Jaden A

This fall we observed a terrarium that included crickets, isopods, plants, and organic material.  We noticed the crickets weren’t chirping at all.  This made us wonder what would make them chirp.  To test our question we set-up three bins with different amounts of crickets (female and male) and collected data.  

 


Chirping Crickets?

Lea H, Armando A

This fall we observed a terrarium that included crickets, isopods, plants, and organic material.  We noticed the crickets weren’t chirping at all.  This made us wonder what would make them chirp.  To test our question we set-up three bins with different amounts of crickets (female and male) and collected data.  


Cricket Population… Dead or Alive?

Nolan K, Brenna D, Hlina S, Maggie C

This fall we built terrariums to learn about how nonliving and living things work together.  While observing we noticed most of our crickets died.  This made us wonder why the crickets didn’t live.  We set-up three bins to test how the amount of organic material in a cricket habitat affects the number of live crickets.   

 


How many chirps in a minute?

Kaitlyn Q, Donavan C, Autumn May H, Olivia M

This fall we observed leaves and small branches falling off trees.  This means there was a lot of organic material on the ground.  These observations made us wonder if the amount of organic material in a cricket habitat affects how much they chirp.  To test our question we set-up 3 bins with different amounts of organic material in each and collected data.


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