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Cellular Respiration: Virtual Lab

The Biology Place - Lab Bench Activity - Cellular Respiration ------> go to "The Biology Place" -----> go to LabBench ---> go to "Lab 5: Cell Respiration"

See Also: AP Biology Lab 5; Respiration

1. In this lab activity:
a) You will observe __________________________________________________________________
b) You will investigate ________________________________________________________________

2. Write the equation for cellular respiration:

3. What are the three ways in which you can measure the rate of cellular respiration?

4. Sketch a respirometer and label its important features.

5. As the organism inside the respirometer consumes oxygen, what happens to the water? _________________________
6. What happens to the CO2 that the organism produces? ____________________________

7. Experimental Setup (View the graphic)

a) fill out the table

  Vial 1 Vial 2 Vial 3 Vial 4 Vial 5 Vial 6

b) How do you ensure that each vial has an equal volume?

c. What is the purpose of the vial with only glass beads?

8. Analyzing Results

a) What is the equation to determine the rate of respiration?

b) What is X _______________ What is Y _______________

9. Read the respirometers and determine the rate of respiration. Show your calculations


10. Analysis - Self Quiz


a) Describe the relationship between temperature and consumption of oxygen.


b) Calculate the rate of oxygen consumption for germinating corn at 12 degrees. (Show calculations)


c) Based on the graph, would you conclude that non germinating seeds respire?


11. Extension (You do not need the computer to finish this section, do as homework)cricket

A cricket is placed in a respirometer and data taken at three temperatures. The following table shows the data collected.

Time (min) 10 degrees 18 degrees 25 degrees
0 0.0 0.0 0.0
5 0.25 0.6 0.9
10 0.5 0.9 1.4
15 0.7 1.2 1.8
20 0.9 1.6 2.4

a ) Graph the data


b) Determine the rate of respiration for each of the three temperatures. (Show work)

c) Write a paragraph stating your conclusions