Mosquito Maths Question

10 01 2016

According to the Sydney Morning Herald today, an adult female mosquito consumes about five- millionths of a litre in a single blood meal. 

That stimulates numerous questions for my classroom. 

How is that written in digits? 

What percentage of my blood volume is that? What percentage of a child or baby’s blood volume is that?

The article also stated that mosquitos can fly about 2.5 kilometres per hour whilst cockroaches can run up to 4.8 kilometres per hour.

How about a timeline for how far different animals move in an hour.




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