This animation describes the process of gas exchange in both external and internal respiration. The animation is part of the online media accompaniment to the McGraw Hill textbook. A set of multiple-choice quiz accompanies the animation to assess learner’s comprehension.
Type of Material:
Animation and quiz
In class lecture supplement. Self study resource
Identify Major Learning Goals:
After reviewing this animation, the learner should be able to:
discuss the gas transfers that occur during respiration.
describe differences in partial pressures of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs, blood and body tissues.
explain how the partial pressure differences drive the gas exchange during external and internal respiration.
Target Student Population:
Advanced high school Biology and lower division undergraduate Biology
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic knowledge of cells and body systems, anatomy of the respiratory system, and familiarity with human circulatory system
Evaluation and Observation
High quality content
Animation demonstrates each step of the process.
Animation and accompanying narration is an excellent resource for both auditory and visual learners.
Follow up quiz reinforces the learned concept.
There was little movement and it is more of a voice over still images.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Excellent learning resource: the animation deconstructs each step of the process.
Short and simple
Addition of quiz directly below the animation increases its effectiveness
Does not summarize the concept.
Since this video clip is an accompaniment to a textbook, potential users may be restricted from using it if they are not adopting the textbook.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Straight forward player
Easy to navigate
Works with standard online browsers
Other Issues and Comments:
Part of a wide selection of animations that are used with a number of textbooks by this publisher.