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Watch the Birdie Breathe

Published on 07/16/2011

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will analyze a graph of data representing the relationship between the environmental temperature and the resulting metabolism of an endothermic animal.

Objectives

  • Students will analyze a mathematical model for the graphical representation of a data set.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between environmental temperature and animal metabolism.

Vocabulary

  • dependent variable
  • ectotherm
  • endotherm
  • independent variable

About the Lesson

This lesson involves students using TI-Nspire technology to analyze a graph of data representing the relationship between the environmental temperature and the resulting metabolism of an endothermic animal.
As a result, students will:

  • Draw conclusions about how temperature affects metabolism.
  • Compare the temperature effects on both endothermic and ectothermic animals.