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Is Your Home A Pill Bug Habitat?

Observe the pill bug in all its glory (or at least its preferred habitat). In this investigation, you will create a controlled environment - a pill bug habitat. Then you'll select different changes to test to determine the pill bug's preferred habitat.

Age Range: Kindergarten (with adult supervision) to Fourth Grade

Time Required: One week or longer

Cost: Minimal - most materials are readily found in many home kitchens

Safety: Pill bugs are safe and ideal for scientific investigation. They do not bite. They are not known to transmit disease to humans.

Time of Year: Spring or summer for outdoor observations

Material Availability: Most materials are readily available in your home. Pill bugs can be found in your backyard under leaf litter or logs. They can also be ordered and delivered by mail during winter months.

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