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Exercise, Carbon Dioxide and Respiration—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: Diane Sweeney, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI

Item #: FB2050 

Price: $80.80

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In the Exercise, Carbon Dioxide and Respiration Biology Student Laboratory Kit, discover the essential relationship between breathing and cellular respiration. Explore the body’s complex biofeedback mechanism.

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Size 30 Students in Pairs 5 Classes of 30 Students in Pairs
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Exercise your students’ bodies—and their minds—to discover the essential relationship between breathing and cellular respiration! Students determine the relative amount of carbon dioxide in exhaled air before and after exercise using an acid–base indicator. Which sample contains a greater concentration of CO2? How and why do athletes train to increase their breathing efficiency? Students will answer these questions and explore the complex biofeedback mechanism by which the body uses the production of CO2 and pH to regulate breathing. 


Materials Included in Kit: 
Ammonia, water, 50 mL
Bromthymol blue solution, 0.04%, 25 mL
Bromthymol blue solution, 0.04%, 100 mL
Balloons, 12", mixed colors, 150
Cup, clear plastic, 10 oz, 30
Straws, plastic, ¼" o.d., pkg/50, 3
String, thin, ball of ⅙ lb, 331 m

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
MS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
HS-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
MS-LS1-7. Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
HS-LS1-3. Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
HS-LS1-6. Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.