Lesson Plans for High School Science Teachers

Root Beer Lab

Root Beer Lab


Root Beer Cell Respiration Lab Activity

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In this fun lab, students make root beer to model cell respiration and fermentation. Part I involves students mixing yeast, sugar, extract and water to start the root beer making process. Second part involves, white boarding to begin a general discussion on respiration. This activity should be done before a lecture on respiration. The lab will take two days to respire/ferment. This time should be spent lecturing on the topic and then for an assessment, follow up again with the white board activity to assess what your students have learned. Finish with a root beer float party. Always a hit with my students 🙂

Author: Alan