Title

The Effect of Magnesium Citrate on the Reproduction Rate of Daphnia magna

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Daphnia magna, also known as the water flea, are often used as model organisms for experimentation. Magnesium is a beneficial element to humans due to the minerals and vitamins included in the supplements used. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if the addition of magnesium citrate was beneficial to the reproduction rate of D. magna. It was hypothesized that Mg citrate would increase the number of offspring produced due to the beneficial properties of magnesium to humans. After emptying the magnesium capsules into spring water, the D. magna were added and observed for 11 days. After experimentation was completed, it was concluded that magnesium citrate does not positively affect the reproduction rate of D. magna, and too much magnesium is deadly to the D. magna.

Location

HSS 214

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:15 AM

The Effect of Magnesium Citrate on the Reproduction Rate of Daphnia magna

HSS 214

Daphnia magna, also known as the water flea, are often used as model organisms for experimentation. Magnesium is a beneficial element to humans due to the minerals and vitamins included in the supplements used. The purpose of this experiment was to determine if the addition of magnesium citrate was beneficial to the reproduction rate of D. magna. It was hypothesized that Mg citrate would increase the number of offspring produced due to the beneficial properties of magnesium to humans. After emptying the magnesium capsules into spring water, the D. magna were added and observed for 11 days. After experimentation was completed, it was concluded that magnesium citrate does not positively affect the reproduction rate of D. magna, and too much magnesium is deadly to the D. magna.