5E Instructional Model Plan:

Cellular Respiration and Experimental Design 5E Instructional Model Plan

Plan for teaching experimental design in the context of cellular respiration using the 5E Instructional Model as a framework

6 - 10 days

All living organisms, regardless of how they get their own food, need to carry out cellular respiration in order to harness the energy from that food. In this instructional sequence, students will experiment with a very simple organism that carries out cellular respiration, design a new experiment using the same materials, and analyze problems based scenarios based on what they learned. The sequence allows teachers to build in opportunity to focus on Experimental Design, Graphing and Diagramming Skills, in addition to topics in Cellular Respiration.