Science Shorts: Inquiring About Isopods

by: Barbara Adams

Isopods, which include favorite backyard critters otherwise known as pill bugs or roly-polies, are intriguing in more ways than one. Not only do isopods easily promote inquiry and help reduce "bug" phobia among students, they also have the distinct advantage of being able to be kept in the classroom in a humane manner while withstanding close observations and handling by young children. A corresponding activity is included with this article.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2006Stock # sc06_043_07_57Volume 043Issue 07

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