Respirometry II: Determining Metabolic Rate
A CIBT Lab Exercise in Physiology
This module uses the Collins respirometer to measure oxygen consumption and relates this volume to rate of metabolism when the subject is at rest.
Regents Biology and Advanced Biology.
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.
Collins respirometers and accessories
- spirometry paper (1 per student)
- disposable mouth pieces (1 per student)
- nose clamps
- a chair for each subject to sit
- 1 gallon water container
Price: No Charge
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