Advanced Placement / Biology

Cellular Respiration

In this lab, students use a carbon dioxide gas sensor to measure the rate of cellular respiration of germinating seeds. Students will design and conduct an experiment to investigate a variable that influences cellular respiration in germinating seeds or another organism, such as crickets. Successful experiments typically change variables such as study species, germination time, pH, temperature, or salinity.

Source: Advanced Biology Through Inquiry


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ADVBIO_07_Cellular_Respiration_S.docx 140.04 KB
ADVBIO_07_Cellular_Respiration_S.pdf 467.90 KB
ADVBIO_07_Cellular_Respiration.spklab 7.11 KB

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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.8 1; 2; 4

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Wireless CO₂ Sensor

Wireless CO₂ Sensor

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