- Students will understand that cells utilize chemical energy from glucose by breaking chemical bonds.
- Students will be familiar with several important pioneers in metabolic science.
- Students will know that cells use enzymatic pathways to catalyze glycolysis, the Krebs cycle (or Citric Acid Cycle) and the electron transport chain.
- Krebs cycle
- Electron Transport Chain
- Pyruvic acid
About the Lesson
Using several simulations, students will explore three pathways involved in cellular respiration. Assessments are embedded in the activity to engage discussion and gauge learning.
As a result, students will:
- Learn the basic functions of glycolysis, the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain as metabolic pathways that extract energy from food.
- Learn to recognize the relative energetic content of the energy-containing molecules glucose, NADH, FADH2 and ATP.
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