The Size And Its Effect On The Environment

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Figure 1) From 0 to 16 minutes for the ‘centre’, the highest decrease in temperature from the initial to final temperature (in trial 3) was The ‘outside’ and ‘isolated’ dropped by (trial 1 and 3) and (trial 2), respectively. This suggested the ‘isolated’ had the greatest decrease in temperature of the other two. This corresponded to a greater heat energy lost and thus, meant being separated from the bundle was not the most ideal place to be when conserving energy. As the test tubes represented penguins it was possibly to infer that a penguin likely loses more heat energy than a penguin part of a huddle (either within or on the boundary). This idea is supported in figure 2 where the ‘isolated’ showed the highest overall temperature…show more content…
(Figure2) All the line of best fits had an overall tread upwards, which suggested no matter where the test tube was placed there was always a decrease in temperature. This was consistent with the idea that at a trophic level, a portion of a consumer’s energy is lost by the organism as heat energy to its surroundings no matter where it is located (i.e. heat energy cannot be completely conserved in an organism). Findings can be related to simple celled organism and multiple cellular organisms because the ratio may be larger in large cellular organisms than single celled organisms thus results in a greater rate of heat transfer which makes it more difficult to withstand harsher conditions. This means multiple celled organisms, like the Emperor penguin, need ways to regulate their interior temperature and ensure the body’s temperature only decreases when necessary while simpler organism (e.g. extremophiles which live in extreme environments) also thermoregulatory mechanisms in order to survive but can be preserved at colder temperature and revived when heated. All organisms require energy and temperatures within a certain range to optimally function. This social thermoregulation also helps keeps a reasonable temperature is nearly constant because it is vital for the incubation of their eggs. Energy is needed to keep the eggs warm and transferred into
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