This EDITABLE 4 page worksheet asks students to look at anaerobic respiration from a few different, engaging angles. It includes:
1. A short reading that explains how anaerobic exercises (the Crossfit and HIIT trends) actually work your body.
2. Graphing analysis of lactic acid in the blood of athletes (lactic acid is a byproduct of anaerobic respiration in humans).
3. Analysis questions to check for understanding.
4. A case study and analysis questions about the 1982 Chicago Tylenol Murders, in which 7 people died of cyanide poisoning. Cyanide inhibits mitochondria from processing oxygen - thereby inhibiting aerobic respiration.
I have uploaded this in both a PDF and a .docx format so you can feel free to modify and differentiate to meet your classroom and students' needs. Enjoy!