This Caspian Learning application is mapped to the QCA schema of work ‘Unit 8B: Respiration’. Students will learn about the following concepts (amongst others):
- Energy release in animal and plant cells.
- That the process of respiration is similar across all cells.
- Sources of the ‘raw materials’ for respiration.
- Gather knowledge about experiments that demonstrate the process of respiration.
- How experimental conditions (that cannot be controlled) can be dealt with.
The application contains 20 interactive thinking tasks that engage students in activities directly mapped to curriculum objectives. Students will acquire knowledge about respiration and scientific investigative techniques that can be applied to ‘real life’ situations.
- Students will gather knowledge from characters about the bodies need for food and how different foods provide different energy sources. In this task the student will also explore the process of digestion.
- Miniaturized and surfing around an imaginary capillary network the student will label a diagram of the respiratory system and learn facts about oxygenated blood.
- Help a doctor in the preparation of his presentation by correctly replacing false facts and ordering the information.
- The student enters the chest cavity and amongst other characters speaks to a cigarette to discover come of the causes of lung disease and must then use this information to correctly populate a table.
- Comprehension exercises are used to help the student understand the key principles of aerobic and anaerobic respiration and how they differ.
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