The intent of this lesson plan is to demonstrate a physiological model of the blood buffer system using an Excel Worksheet to calculate Henderson-Hasselbalch Equations for Bicarbonate/Carbonic Acid Buffer pair in Blood and an Agentsheets game to see a visual representation of the chemical process within the body. This will incorporate LeChatelier’s principle in regards to the equilibrium of acids and bases in a buffer system and show how to calculate the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation to understand the ratio of acid to base equilibrium.
The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files.
In the supplemental zipped files, you will find:
- Student worksheets
- Lesson plan
- Powerpoint presentations
Criss, Genevieve and Daniels, Theotis, "Blood Buffer Lesson Plan" (2013). Lesson Plans. 329.
Agent Sheets, Excel