A4_1 How Hungry Was The Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Aleisha Hogan, Beth Henderson, Jack Terry, Nabeelah Jinnah


The very hungry caterpillar follows the story of a caterpillar on its journey from hatching to becoming a butterfly. Over the course of a week the caterpillar eats through a variety of foods, by approximating the caterpillar as a sphere the final mass of the caterpillar was calculated to be 1849g with a radius of 68.3mm.By extrapolating data of the mass of butterflies versus their wing length, the wing length of the butterfly created by the caterpillar was calculated to be 55m, approximately the same size as a Boeing 747 [6].

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