This case study gives students the opportunity to see how the pH scale is directly tied to the respiratory system and how imbalances affect a person’s health. This assignment would apply to biology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and health science classes.
•An answer key is included.
•Students will read a narrative about acids and bases and the respiratory system then look at three short cases about hyperventilation, diabetics and oil of wintergreen overdoes.
•Students will then answer questions about acids and bases based on the cases.
•Questions are presented in two ways which will allow you to have a class set or have students complete the questions within the case study.
•Case study can be modified to accommodate different academic levels.
5 (student and teacher pages)