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Old 01-14-2006, 10:14 AM
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Default Grade 9-the factors affecting the rate at which a crickets chirps

I have a science idea. But i have no idea what to do. I need help on what materials I need to make the cricket chirp. My project is due on 1/18. I only got 3 days to do it!!!!
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:17 AM
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I know that crickets chirp when the weather is warm. So maybe find out the different temps. that make them chirp. Like use colder temp and hotter temps and see which one works better.
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Old 01-14-2006, 10:39 AM
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doesnt crickets only chirp at night?
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I don't think so. When it is early in the morning I hear them, but really early
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i give up on that project. I have to bring in the cricket to school and i cant bring in the stuff that makes them chirp. So its useless unless i bring in my stuff in.
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Default Dont give up yet!

my dad has lizards (and they eat crikets or how ever you spell it!) and they chirp allllllllll the time!
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Okay, so far, the only factor I know of that affects cricket chirp is temperature. So it'll be cool if you try other factors as well, like how much food they get, or the humidity, or the pressure...etc. To measure pressure, you can try to get a barometer. Pressure changes from day to day, which could either help you or hinder you. It's easy to control the food they get. Try recording the number of chirps per minute.

Also, a question I have is...is chirping a form of communication? You can test that by placing one cricket alone on one day, count its chirps per minute, then add a cricket, then count its chirps. And be sure to try to add different crickets, because could chirping be different as its companion changes? (Perhaps if it is a mating, or it is towards one type of cricket, then you should try many different crickets with the same cricket to see how the chirps change.) Then, you can try putting that cricket in a group of crickets.

you can buy crickets at the pet store, because crickets are used to feed lizards (and other pets). They're pretty cheap as well. I don't think you can find cricket food anywhere, though. Try looking it on google to see if you can feed crickets.

Good luck! And update us on how your experiment goes along!
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I am running out of time. Can anybody give me some ideas of a science project that doesnt take more than 1 day to do and doenst need materials that are hard to find, materials that could be found inside of a house. The project has to be a 9 or higher grade project. If u do have ideas, please give me the procedure for the topic. I only got 2 more days to do a project. Please HELP ME OUT.
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Default I hope you are still on here is THE LINK YOU NEED

[URL="http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/cricket.html"]http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/cricket.html[/URL]


This is the best google had under "cricket chirping"
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thanks but my crickets never chirp. And i have to bring them to school and show. But they dont chirp. So its useless.
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