One Small Bite for Man is a project-based STEM activity that explores cellular respiration and will engage your students in the engineering design process while using TI-Nspire™ CX with the TI-Innovator™ Hub.
Students will research science topics including:
- Energy and material flow in cellular respiration.
- Animal cell organelles.
- The effects of Body Mass Index and activity level have on energy usage (calories consumed).
- Cellular Respiration
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
About the Lesson
Your students are asked to play the role of a horticultural engineer on the International Space Station (ISS) who has been researching food production for extended space exploration missions. Students will design and build a model of an astronaut that consumes energy according to the BMI and activity level assigned in simulation of a space work environment
As a result, students will:
- Use their model to investigate how Body Mass Index (BMI) and activity affect a person's daily food requirements.
- Will use mathematical processes of:
- Area of a rectangle
- Slope of a line
- Interpreting graphs
- Proportional reasoning