The NemAmaze is a whimsical way to engage students in the classroom and members of the public in outreach demonstrations. Test “worm IQ” by placing worm food at one end of the maze and worms at the other. Only the “smart” worms find the food.
The NemAmaze is a 5.5 cm foam square that is 3 mm thick. It fits perfectly on the surface of an agar-filled 100 mm petri dish. The NemAmaze captures the interest of students from elementary to high school.
- Worm Races: Place a drop of worms in liquid at the start of the maze and a drop of food at the finish. With a microscope, observers can guess which worm will make it first to the finish. Variation: try using different attractants to see which motivates the worms to complete the maze fastest.
Worm Round-up: Let younger learners count how many worms they can see in the view of the microscope. If the worms are not synchronized, count how many adults and how many larval stage worms are in view of the microscope.
Hide and seek: Hide a worm somewhere in the maze. Then set a timer while the learner tries to find it. Let your learners compete to see who can do it fastest.
Available in packages of 10.