Heat loss is not only affected by the surface area of an orgnanism, but also by its volume and specifically, the ratio between the two organisms are made up mostly of water and a larger body of water will retain its heat longer. The bigger surface area to volume, the quicker it will lose heat, as it has a bigger surface where the heat can rise and travel out from if the volume is the same but the surface area is smaller. Surface area: volume and its relation with heat up vote 3 down vote favorite 3 and the rate of heat loss per unit area of skin is given by newton's law of cooling: how do volume and surface area affect heat/energy transfer-2 heat transfer area across a surface.
Practical heat loss the aim of this practical is to find to what extent does the surface area to volume ratio of an object affect the rate of heat loss from the object hypothesis: as the ratio of surface area to volume of an object decreases the rate of heat loss from the object will also decrease. The rate of heat loss can be shown to be related to the surface area to volume ratio as animals get larger, the ratio of their surface area to volume reduces this means they retain heat better (ie they lose heat at a lower rate.
How does the surface area to volume ratio affect heat loss in organisms hypothesis: i hypothesize that the larger the surface area to volume ratio, the more heat will be lost and vice versa in this experiment, there will be a series of sizes of round bottom flasks, each having a different surface area to volume ratio.
The higher surface area the higher amount of heat transfer higher surface are contributes more space and places for heat to leech out or leech in depending on the surrounding circumstances also in the volume case the higher volume the more heat that can be held in. Investigating the effect the surface area of an organism on the rate of heat loss - investigating the effect the surface area of an organism on the rate of heat loss introduction ===== the surface area: volume ratio of an organism gets larger as the organism gets smaller.
For each of these, the surface area of the object that can transfer heat to the environment is usually directly proportional to heat loss, all other factors being the same take a sponge in air: it’s got an enormous surface area, most of it inside the sponge itself. Heat loss of water: the surface area effects the the rate of heat loss because the rate of heat loss increases if the surface are is higher.