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Education Standards (2)

The Respiratory System Resources

The Respiratory System Resources

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives (Biology II TAGs)

II. Structure and Function SLOS

1. Relate levels of biological organization from cells, the basic unit of life, to the organism and the relationship of structure to function at all levels of biological organization.

2. Explain the basic structures and fundamental processes of life at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.

8. Describe the structure and function of the nervous system, the musculo-skeletal system, the respiratory system, and the mechanisms of internal transport and regulation in various organisms.*

 

V. Systems SLOs 

1. Explain how regulatory mechanisms at the level of the whole organism ensure balance in living systems that interact continuously with their environments; compare regulatory mechanisms within and across species.* (III)

Recommended Textbook Resources

Chapter 39: The Respiratory System Biology 2e

OpenStax: Biology 2e

Chapter 39, The Respiratory System, covers the structure and function of the respiratory system from the cellular to the organismal level and covers how organisms exchange gases with their surrounding environment. This chapter covers different mechanisms of gas exchange among different species, gas exchange across respiratory surfaces, the mechanics of breathing, and transport of gases.  

Student Assessment Activities

Assessment Activity #1

Student Assessment Activities are below; instructors can also Download the Respiratory System Student Activity #1 Word File or View the Respiratory System Student Activity #1 Google Doc.

Distribute the “The Deep” case study to class ~1 week prior to in-class case study time. Have students get into groups of 3-4 students or assign students into groups of 3-4 students. Have students discuss the case study amongst their group. Each group submits a paper with their respective group’s answers to each of the questions. 

You can also distribute the case study part by part so the case study work can encompass several weeks (weeks dependent on how often class meets, etc.). Give students ~20-30 minutes per class to work on the respective part. 

Or this case study can be distributed as the instructor sees fit. 

Access the case study at this website - http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=707&id=707

 

Assessment Activity #2

Instructors can Download the Respiratory System Student Activity #2 Word File or View the Respiratory System Student Activity #2 Google Doc.

Distribute the “Into Thin Air” case study to class ~1 week prior to in-class case study time. Have students get into groups of 3-4 students or assign students into groups of 3-4 students. Have students discuss the case study amongst their group. Each group submits a paper with their respective group’s answers to each of the questions. 

You can also distribute the case study part by part so the case study work can encompass several weeks (weeks dependent on how often class meets, etc.). Give students ~20-30 minutes per class to work on the respective part. 

Or this case study can be distributed as the instructor sees fit. 

Access this case study using this link - http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=452&id=452

 

Assessment Activity #3

Have students prepare the review questions and critical thinking questions at the end of Chapter 39. Put them into groups and have them discuss. 

You can also have them prepare and turn in these questions for a homework grade.