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Lab-Aids™ Metabolism Experiment

Lab-Aids™ Metabolism Experiment uses a hands-on approach to introduce students to metabolic processes

Supplier:  Lab-Aids™ 55

Catalog No. S20986

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  • This kit introduces students to the study of metabolism by measuring the rate of oxygen consumption of small organisms (not included)
  • Using Patented (U.S. Pat. No. 3,581,737) Lab-Aids Metabolism chambers, students observe organisms (not included) and draw correlations between size of an organism, the temperature of the environment, and oxygen consumption.
  • They are also asked to calculate an organism's respiratory rate in cm3 of oxygen per kg per hour, measure total gas change in a closed environment and determine an organism's metabolic relationship to total gas in a closed environment.
  • Includes two unbreakable chambers large enough for small animals and plants, one is used to measure the organism's oxygen consumption; the other serves as a control.


U.S. Patent No. 3, 581, 737
13 x 5 cm
Student Data Cards (10), Metabolism Chambers (2), Carbon Dioxide Absorbent (1 Bottle), Calibrated Capillary Tubes (1), Connecting Tube (1), Organism Holders (4)
∼50 min.
6 to 12
Metabolism Education
1 Kit
5 Students/Chamber


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