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Respiration Rate Changes in Goldfish as a Function of External Temperature

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Description This inquiry-based laboratory allows the student to design and carry out an experiment that explores the effects of external temperature on the respiration rate in fish. Goldfish are used as the animal model and the laboratory does not require specialized equipment.
Type of Resource Laboratory or Hands-On Activity, Lesson Plan
Format Portable Document Format - PDF
Larry Beck, Issac E. Young Middle School
Development Date December 1, 1997
Grade/Age Levels High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
National Science
Educational Standards
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (K-12), Matter, energy, and organization in living systems (9-12), Understandings about scientific inquiry (K-12)
Learning Time 2-3 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By Staff
Review Date August 6, 2010
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