Integrate some BIOCHEMISTRY into your life science or biology lessons! This is a 5E learning cycle lesson on balancing the overall respiration equations for carbon sources such as sugars, alcohols and hydrocarbons. The equations become a simple model of the process of transferring energy from different carbon sources to molecules in the cell. This lesson is a great introduction to doing cellular respiration that is relevant and emphasizes cross-curricular concepts in Math and Chemistry.
This is an editable presentation, so when showing the slide show to students you can remove all references to the 5E phases.
Lesson is aligned with the NGSS standard HS-LS1-7
Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in a net transfer of energy.
*****Lesson even includes a link to a VIDEO TUTORIAL I created on ShowMe that shows how to balance another equation using sucrose.******