I Squirm, You Squirm, We All Squirm for Metabolism: How Size Affects Metabolic Rate

Macy Collison, Samuel Embrey, Sam Bush, Jonathan Armbruster, Avery Melton


We are conducting this experiment to test if body size of organisms affects the metabolism using carbon dioxide productions. In this experiment two different sizes and types of worms were tested for Co2 productions. The mass of the two groups of worms differentiated. Our results proved our hypothesis that the worms with a smaller mass will have higher carbon dioxide productions than worms with a larger mass, creating the idea that smaller worms have a higher metabolic rate.

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