Hi Fellow Bloggers,
I talked about a microhabitat (a small, local environment within a larger one – such as the space beneath a rock in the woods) in my last blog. I mentioned that we found Belgica antarctica larvae under different moisture conditions in moss, sand, gravel, and soil. One of the questions we’d like to answer is, “what moisture conditions do the larvae prefer?” As you are all clever, curious scientists, I turn the problem over to you. . .
Design an experiment to answer this question: Which type of microhabitat does Belgica antarctica prefer — moist or dry?
If you’re ready to take on this polar challenge, submit a design for an experiment to me on this blog by Feb. 2. Your design should include: your hypothesis, materials, and procedure. My team and I will choose the best experimental design and carry it out here in Antarctica. Then, I’ll post the results for all to see.
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GOOD LUCK, FUTURE SCIENTISTS!
Remember, it’s never too early to start training to become an Antarctic researcher. . .