Respirometry II: Determining Metabolic Rate

A CIBT Lab Exercise in Physiology

Abstract

Abstract

This module uses the Collins respirometer to measure oxygen consumption and relates this volume to rate of metabolism when the subject is at rest.

Levels

Appropriate Levels

Regents Biology and Advanced Biology.

Time Required

Time Required

Preparation time: 5 to 10 minutes to set up each respirometer.
Class time: Introduction and instructions to the class will require 5 to 10 minutes. To collect data will take approximately 5 minutes per student tracing.

Materials

Materials

  • Collins respirometers and accessories

    • spirometry paper (1 per student)
    • disposable mouth pieces (1 per student)
    • nose clamps
  • a chair for each subject to sit
  • Tape
  • 1 gallon water container
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Authors:
Jeannine Groff, Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School, Cherry Valley NY


Dave Frank, Department of Physiology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY


Victoria Boulay, Averill Park High School, Averill Park NY


Melissa Joslin, Averill Park High School, Averill Park NY