The Effect of Caffeine on Mice

Our experiment was to determine if caffeine had an effect on the physical activity of mice. We tested the mice by allowing them to eat a certain amount of food that had absorbed a caffeine solution and timed the mice through a maze. We then compared their times in the maze with days that they were not given caffeine and also with mice that never received caffeine. Our results showed the mice that consumed caffeine did not complete the maze significantly faster than the mice that did not consume any caffeine. Because of this, we concluded that the caffeine did not affect a mouse’s time through a maze. From our data we were able to conclude that, over a seven-day testing period, the mice did learn the maze shown by an overall decrease in the time it took them to complete the maze.

Research Done By:

Matt Heintz
Center Line

Stephanie McElroy
Lake Shore