Lesson Plan: Anaerobic Respiration Biology
This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to recall the reactants and products of anaerobic respiration and compare this process to aerobic respiration.
Students will be able to
- state the word and symbol equations for anaerobic respiration (lactic acid fermentation) in animal cells and some bacteria as glucose lactic acid (),
- compare the processes of aerobic and anaerobic respiration in terms of products formed, need for oxygen, and relative amounts of energy transferred,
- state the word and symbol equations for anaerobic respiration in yeast and plant cells as glucose ethanol + carbon dioxide (),
- outline the uses of anaerobic respiration (alcoholic fermentation) in yeast to manufacture bread and alcohol,
- describe a simple experiment to demonstrate anaerobic respiration in yeast.
Students should already be familiar with
- the reactants and products of aerobic respiration.
Students will not cover
- the details of glycolysis, link reaction, or Krebs cycle.