Mr Coles had been reading a book that said that woodlice will always turn left when they approach a crossing of pathways. He was uncertain if this was true and so called upon the investigative skills of Year 3s and 4s.
We began by building a maze from Lego. The maze needed to have a number of T junctions that woodlice, who entered the maze, would come across and then have to make a choice about which way to turn.
Some of the mazes became quite complex, in fact Blake and Leon got a little carried away with the construction!
Having made our mazes we then set about collecting a woodlouse to enter the maze.
The book was wrong - woodlice didn't always turn left. Sometimes they did and sometimes they didn't. We did find out that woodlice used their antennae to find their way about the maze; that they didn't retrace their paths when put back to the beginning of the maze and that different types (species) of woodlouse move at different speeds - pill woodlice being the slowest.