Slug Race, Slug Glue, & Worm Ranching Results

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Answer these questions using Complete, Quality, and Correct Sentences on a separate sheet of paper. Ensure the question is contained in the answer.

(100pt total. All questions are 10 points except # 8 which is worth 30 big points!)

 

Use your classes Slug racing data in which you raced Banana Slugs against Leopard (Giant Garden) Slugs to answer these questions.

 

1. Overall, which species of slug traveled the farthest in five minutes?

2. On average, show how much percent farther the fast slug species traveled than the slow slug species. Show YOUR work (Use the following formula to find this out)

% farther = 100 { -1 + (avg distance traveled by faster slugs ) }

avg distance traveled by slower slugs

3. Pretend your original hypothesis at the start of these races was: "If we race Banana Slugs with Leopard Slugs, then Banana Slugs will travel farther in five minutes because they are bigger than Leopard Slugs"

Use this hypothesis and your classes data to, create, and write a proper conclusion about this hypothesis. (Please use all the elements of a proper conclusion.)

 

Use your classes Slug Glue vs Glue Stick Glue Data to answer these next questions.

 

4. Tell which type of glue was the strongest and why you believe this to be true?

5. On average, show how many percent stronger the slug glue was than the glue stick glue. Show all work (Use the following formula to find this out)

% stronger = 100 { -1 + (avg #of clips held by slug glue) }

avg # of clips held by glue stick

6. Pretend your original hypothesis at the start of these tests was:

"If we test slug glue's holding power against glue stick glue then the glue stick glue will support the most mass because glue sticks are made to hold things together while slug glue is made for locomotion." Using this hypothesis and your classes data, create and write a proper conclusion. (Please use all the elements of a proper conclusion.)

Use your classes Earthworm Results Data to answer these questions.

7. Explain what variable you think was not properly controlled during this experiment and how we can prevent problems like this in the future.

8. 30 pts - ZAPP! It is the future and you are a renowned Robin breeder, raising pedigreed Robins to show all around the world.

Recently you realize that your main obstacle in raising magnificent Robins is keeping a plentiful supply of Red Wrigglers for your feathered friends.

Therefore you must Invent, draw, and describe a Foolproof automated system to produce the maximum amount of Red Wrigglers for your Robins to eat with minimal cost to you and maximum benefit to our environment.

Remember you ANSWER MUST include:

a. A CQC Figure describing an automated system that

b. Produces the maximum amount of RED WRIGGLERS at Minimum Cost to you

c. and at Maximum Benefit to the Environment.

 

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