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Vernier - Cell Respiration

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use a CO2 sensor to explore cell respiration, and determine the affect of temperature on the rate of cell respiration.


  • Use a CO2 Gas Sensor to measure concentrations of carbon dioxide during cell respiration.
  • Study the effect of temperature on cell respiration rate.
  • Determine whether germinating peas and non-germinating peas respire.
  • Compare the rates of cell respiration in germinating and non-germinating peas.