This lab activity will allow students to explore the process of fermentation by observing the production of carbon dioxide during anaerobic cellular respiration. Using simple supplies available at the supermarket of sugar packets, straws (or wooden stirrers), and a package of active yeast, Ts can have Ss experiment with enzymes that expel CO2.
This lab activity has the following lesson objectives. Students Will Be Able To (SWBAT):
- gather information about the activity of yeast cells in sugar water solution by observing changes and comparison/contrast
This lab is classroom tested to help students with the following Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards in Science. SWBAT
SC.8.L.18.2 Describe and investigate how cellular respiration breaks down food to provide energy and releases carbon dioxide.
SC.912.L.18.6 Discuss the role of anaerobic respiration in living things and in human society.
SC.912.L.18.8 Identify the reactants, products, and basic functions of aerobic and anaerobic cellular respiration.
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