Using your data set of averaged measurements of a Paramecium calculate the

Using your data set of averaged measurements of a

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(8)Using your data set of averaged measurements of a Paramecium, calculate the following:(a.) approximate volume. For this calculation select some regular shape that you think approximates the shape of a Paramecium, and use a formula that applies to that shape to calculate the volume. Record the formula you used to calculate the volume and explain why you selected a particular one. Include appropriate units in your calculations and expression of the estimated volume. (b.)Approximate surface areaUse the same regular shape approximation as used for the volume calculation, and apply an appropriate formula to estimate the surface area. Record the formula you use to calculate the surface area. Include appropriate units in your calculations and expression of the surface area. (c.)Estimate the ratio of the surface area to the volume (S/V) of an “average” Parameciumcell. Use appropriate units to express the S/V ratio. (d.)Why is this ratio important to all living things? Spring 2011 Ex 2 Analysis Page 4 of 6
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Group Members: _____ _______________ _____________________________Exercise_______Date: ___________ LI ______________________ Unique __________ Day: __________ Room: _______ Lab Start Time ________ (9)Some details of a living Parameciumare visible by brightfield microscopy without staining or other special preparation, even though it is nearly transparent. (a.)Give one or more possible reasons for its visibility, based on the characteristics of light passing through matter.
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