Title

The Effect of Whey and Plant Protein Powder on the Total Growth of Worms

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

9th Grade

Presentation Topic

Biochemistry

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Written Paper Award

2nd Place

Abstract

The goal of the experiment was to see which protein caused the worm to grow to an overall larger mass. The hypothesis of the experiment was that the plant protein powder will make the worms grow at a faster rate compared to the whey protein powder. The experiment was started with putting dirt into buckets. The total mass in grams of each set of worms that was being testing was measured on the mass scale. Three worms were measured at a time on the mass scale. The sets of worms were placed into buckets that had dirt and water. For buckets one and two there was ten grams of whey protein and fruit scraps put into the container. For buckets three and four ten grams of plant based protein,and fruit scraps was added. For buckets five and six there was fruit scraps, water and dirt. At the end of one week, the mass of the worms was measured by putting the sets of worms on the mass scale. The mass of each set of worms was measured in grams. The average growth after being fed plant based protein was 1.085 grams. The average growth after being whey protein powder was 0.4 grams and the average growth after being fed fruit scraps was 0.36 grams. The conclusion of the experiment was that the plant protein powder made the worms grow at a faster rate.

Location

Founders Hall 111 A

Start Date

3-30-2019 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

Yes

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Mar 30th, 9:30 AM

The Effect of Whey and Plant Protein Powder on the Total Growth of Worms

Founders Hall 111 A

The goal of the experiment was to see which protein caused the worm to grow to an overall larger mass. The hypothesis of the experiment was that the plant protein powder will make the worms grow at a faster rate compared to the whey protein powder. The experiment was started with putting dirt into buckets. The total mass in grams of each set of worms that was being testing was measured on the mass scale. Three worms were measured at a time on the mass scale. The sets of worms were placed into buckets that had dirt and water. For buckets one and two there was ten grams of whey protein and fruit scraps put into the container. For buckets three and four ten grams of plant based protein,and fruit scraps was added. For buckets five and six there was fruit scraps, water and dirt. At the end of one week, the mass of the worms was measured by putting the sets of worms on the mass scale. The mass of each set of worms was measured in grams. The average growth after being fed plant based protein was 1.085 grams. The average growth after being whey protein powder was 0.4 grams and the average growth after being fed fruit scraps was 0.36 grams. The conclusion of the experiment was that the plant protein powder made the worms grow at a faster rate.