GCSE level School biology notes: Aerobic and anaerobic respiration in plants & animals

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RESPIRATION - aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration in plants, fungi and animals - oxygen debt & build-up of lactic acid

Doc Brown's biology exam revision study notes:  Some of these revision notes on aerobic respiration in animals and plants, anaerobic respiration in animals and yeasts,  including experiment investigations into respiration.

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(1) Metabolism, introduction to respiration, its significance, uses of energy released, aerobic respiration, experiment to measure your pulse rate - a simple measure of your rate of respiration

(2) Aerobic respiration in plants and fungi - experiments

(3) Anaerobic respiration in animals, oxygen debt and cramps

(4) Anaerobic respiration in plants, bacteria and fungi

(5) A quick comparison of aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration in plants and animals

(6) Experiment to investigate the anaerobic respiration rate of yeast

(7) Experiment to measure the rate of aerobic respiration of woodlice using a respirometer

(8) Simple calorimetry experiment to measure release of energy on burning foods like fats

See also Keeping healthy - diet and exercise 

and gas exchange in the lungs

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