Cellular Respiration

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Describe the process of aerobic and anaerobic respiration
  • Recognize that heat is a form of energy
  • Explain the process by which energy from food is converted
  • Describe a procedure for observing the respiration of live plant cells
  • Recognize that carbohydrates, fats and proteins in food are sources of energy
  • Compare combustion of fossil fuels to cellular respiration

Curriculum Connections

  • Grades 9 - 12
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Length of Activity

3 hours

Materials List

  • Cellular Respiration Backgrounder
  • Cellular Respiration Learner Activity Instructions
  • Cellular Respiration Learner Worksheet

Online Lesson Format