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An Active Lesson on Respiration

Overall rating 4 out of 54.1 (7 ratings)

Last updated 23 January 2014, created 11 August 2011, viewed 18,940

Students often struggle to make the connection between respiration as a process and as an equation. This lesson includes a number of activities which reinforce the idea of respiration as the process that occurs in cells and that is NOT the same as breathing!!!

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  • Word documentLesson plan
    Respiration 8.2 Lesson Plan.doc (45kb, Word document)
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  • Word documentActivity
    Respiration Dictaphone Activity Script.docx (11kb, Word document)
  • Word documentWorksheet
    Respiration worksheet and sorting cards.doc (30kb, Word document)
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from wjbroad, 23 January 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Love :)

from rachfenwick, 07 December 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Great lesson plan- used with low ability yr 10s- makes them realise that respiration is definitely NOT breathing. Thank you

from Otory, 12 June 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thank you very much, I liked the kinetic activity.

from misshawaa, 25 April 2012
(report comment) 4 out of 5

A nice idea for an activity which would suit VAK learners.

from pinkbuddy40, 27 January 2012
(report comment) 3 out of 5
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