Mealworms eating Potatoes Report
What will gain mass? What will lose mass? What color did the BTB change? What are atoms moving from? Where are they moving to? I predicted that the potato would lose mass, and the mealworms would gain mass. I predicted that the BTB would lose mass. My last prediction was that the atoms are moving from the potato and into the mealworms.
Steps for our procedure:
1.)Get container deep enough so mealworms can't crawl out, with holes for them to breathe. 2.)Record container mass (empty), Record container with mealworms, Record mass of potato and lastly record mass of BTB. Do all this before experiment and after experiment.
Graph: could not be made.
My predictions for the mealworms were wrong because the mealworms are what lost mass because they did not eat the potato much and they went into their cocoons. My Prediction for the Potato was right, because the potato is also what lost mass because, it dehydrated but the mealworms didn't eat much of it. My Predictions on the BTB were right because it did not change although after the experiment we found that 3 or so mealworms had died or drown in the BTB. The atoms before the experiment where in the potato, and after the experiment we found not much was transferred into energy or feces from the mealworms. So the potato dehydrated.
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