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Aerobic Respiration and Fermentation Made Easy—Student Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1750 

Price: $64.16

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Aerobic Respiration and Fermentation Laboratory Kit for biochemistry is quick, easy, and breathes new life into your discussions of aeorobic and anaerobic respiration (fermentation).

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If all living organisms require energy to live and food is broken down to provide that energy, then what by-products are created in the process? Breathe new life into your discussions of aerobic and anaerobic respiration (fermentation) with this quick and easy experiment. Students grow yeast cells in fermentation tubes and observe the formation of metabolic by-products. Glucose test strips are used to measure the concentration of glucose (the food source) as it is consumed and an indicator is added to detect changes in the oxygen concentration inside the tube. Graphing the data allows students to compare the rate of glucose consumption to the rate of carbon dioxide formation as the yeast culture grows. Use the included lab extensions to convert this experiment into a great inquiry-based activity for the entire class. Contains enough materials for 30 students working in groups of three.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Dextrose, anhydrous, 150 g
Resazurin solution, 0.1%, 20 mL
Yeast package, 3
Glucose test color comparison cards, pkg/10
Glucose test strips, 100 strips
Water sample tubes with caps, 15

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
MS-LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
HS-LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter

Performance Expectations

MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
HS-LS1-7. Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed, resulting in a net transfer of energy.