The Amount of Mass Insects Are Able to Lift in Relation to Their Own Body Mass

This experiment dealt with the percentage of body mass that crickets and milkweed bugs could lift. The experiment was performed by attaching a mass to each insect with floss and glue from an insect trap and measuring the change in mass given by an analytical balance. These values were compared to each insect's individual mass. We found that the milkweed bugs lifted a higher percentage of body mass than the crickets.

Research Done By:

Mary Czarnecki
Sterling Heights High School

Caitlin Uhl
Sterling Heights High School