GCSE biology students are sharing their horror at a tough, carrot-based question
These students are numbing the pain of a difficult exam with hilarious Tweets.
GCSE exams are always going to be difficult, but this year’s students are Tweeting about a particularly tricky question in their biology paper.
The AQA test asked students why carrots don’t increase in mass when they’re boiled … and students were rightfully confused.
Luckily they’ve come up with some hilarious Tweets to cheer themselves up after all that exam stress.
Here are a few of the best.
Some students got upset at their revision methods.
This student re-purposed a meme to vent their frustration.
Some students are still confused.
This person definitely revised the wrong thing.
One student wrote a poem about the exam.
Roses are red— ailsa (@comeonperry) May 15, 2018
Biology is lame
Why do boiled carrots
mass stay the same? #aqabiology
Some got confused over the types of vegetable.
The suffering was real.
This student brought up a valid point.
This person might have taken the wrong paper.
For any students who are still confused … This might be a good contender for the answer.
Apparently the heat of the boiled water meant it damaged the cell membrane so it couldn't do osmosis aha— Logan Connell (@loganconnell_) May 15, 2018
Heat destroys the carrot’s cell membrane, so it is unable to absorb water through osmosis, meaning its mass stays the same.
Don’t take Twitter’s word for it though … What would you have put?