My Biology teacher is making us do an experiment next week with live goldfish. I want to know if this will kill them.
They are in a small glass. We will be counting the amount of times their mouths open and the amount of time their gills move. Then the glass will be placed in a glass a little larger than the one they are in. The space around it will be filled with crushed ice, dropping the temperature ten degrees celcius. (or to ten degrees celcius, I couldn't hear well.) to see how it effects them. I do not see point to the experiment. Will this kill these poor things?
I am in the process of e-mailing him to explain why I do not want to participate. Any details I should include to make my reasoning more convincing?