Data Entry
Red Bull
Monster
Dunkin Donuts
Mountain Dew
Water
5Hour Energy

RESULTS SUMMARY 2013

Inside the Energy Drinks
Having Your Coffee and Enjoying it
Scant Proof on Energy Drinks
FDA REsearch

Period 4 and 5 - Physiology

Group:
1. Graph the complete results, adding all the necessary information, title, axis labels, key etc. (10)
2. Do you think the class results are conclusive evidence that caffeine is a stimulant? Explain your reasoning. (3) (What were the percentage increases over resting, are these significant?)
3. What attempts did the experiment make to help control all the external variables? (3)
Individual:
4. Explain your individual results. (Are they what you expected? What could have influenced them?) (3)
5. Assuming that other experimental research has proved that caffeine is a stimulant and will increase heart rate, what changes would you make to the experimental design to increase the chance that the results would show this? (5) (What were the errors?)
6. How was this experiment similar to a clinical trial, how was it different? (5)
7. Research and answer the question
“Is the increased consumption of energy drinks really an increase in drug use among consumers?” (8)
(Reminder - there are 8 points for this question, provide some depth and insight in your answer)

Honors Physiology

1. Explain your individual results. (Are they what you expected? What could have influenced them?) (3)
2. Graph the class results (a class collaborative graph will do).(10)
3. Do you think the class results are conclusive evidence that caffeine is a stimulant? Explain your reasoning. (5) (What were the percentage increases over resting, are these significant, what do the results show as a whole, do the results from different groups counteract each other?)
4. Assuming that other experimental research has proved that caffeine is a stimulant and will increase heart rate, what changes would you make to the experimental design to increase the chance that the results would show this? (5) (What were the errors?)
5. Research how caffeine works to mimic epinephrine at the molecular level (include its effect on cAMP levels and the action of Protein Kinase A). Diagram the process to show how caffeine may act as a stimulant. You may complete this with in a group of 3 and submit the same answer. (5)
6. Design an experiment to answer the question
“Do different concentrations of caffeine affect the cardiovascular system in different ways?” (6)
7. Research and answer the question
“Should all energy drinks come with a health warning?” (7)