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Science Inquiry Project – Data Collection 2

October 25th

Wenyu River (as always!)

We went out to our quadrants as usual, by the banks and near a tree. In Quadrant 1, there were considerably less ants than before, with now having only 26 when last time we had a whopping 48! Last time as well, there seemed to be more centipedes (at least 3) but now there seems to be none. Huh… weird. Maybe it’s because of the cold coming into┬áBeijing?

In Quadrant 2, there were 7 spiders, more than last time. Maybe it’s to do with some foliage in our quadrant? There was an abundance of grassy weeds growing, more than last time. And we spotted 5 ants and 5 other unidentifiable bugs. They were pretty small and seemed to be in a hurry.

As for the activity chart, Quadrant 2 seemed to be more active than Quadrant 1, even though there 9 fewer bugs in our quadrant! This was because the spiders were fast and scurrying about, while the ants in the other quadrant were moving slowly and lethargically like they were drained of energy.

Since this is my first post about the Wenyu River, I’ll give you a little bit of info! We split into groups and got an inquiry project, which was asking a question about the Wenyu River. Ours were about the number, specific numbers, species, species number, and activity of bugs in our quadrants! We want to see how they will change throughout the year.

(Sorry for no photo- I will update once I get the photo)

1 Comment

  1. Katherine,
    I really enjoy reading your blog posts. As a writer, you are doing a great job making your writing enjoyable to read. As a scientist, you are including both quantitative and qualitative data as well as your thoughts on what is happening. Thanks,

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