This article discusses and compares two approaches to teaching students about aerobic and anaerobic respiration. One approach was to have students take part in a common cookbook activity where a preset procedure is followed. In the second approach, students completed the same activity, th but in a more inquiry-oriented fashion. Each approach was implemented in two 10 grade classes. Students experiencing the inquiry approach were observed spending more time discussing the targeted concepts, and they performed better on the end-of-unit test. This article addresses National Science Education Standards A, C, and G and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2008 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Sanderson, Sarah A.; Gupta, Tanya; and Penning, Kimberly A.
"Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration: Inquiry Compared to Traditional Pedagogical Approaches,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 35
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol35/iss3/6