K.C.S.E Biology Q & A - MODEL 2019PP1QN10
In an investigation, students set up the apparatus below in the laboratory and made observations after 72 hours.
(a) Explain how inclusion of the following components would affect the mouse in the experiment:
(ii) sodium hydroxide solution
(b) State why the students preferred to use a bell jar and not a tin box in the experiment.
.(a) i) light enables the potted plant to photosynthesize; producing oxygen which is
Inhaled by the mouse, (sustaining it); the illuminated light can further affect /alter some photosynthesized processes in the mouse as a result of constant direct beam of light.
(ii) Absorbs carbon(iv)oxide (mainly exhaled by the mouse); while at the same time deny the plant the needed raw material, carbon (iv) oxide to photosynthesize hence suffocating the mouse/ emitting its survival / no oxygen;
(b) bell jar is transparent, allow penetration of light for the plant to photosynthesize; tin box is opaque hence does not allow photosynthesis/ could easily heat up altering the temperature inside for the mouse/ plant;