This zip file contains 7 different activities (18 pages of student handouts) which can be used to compose a unit for biology students introducing them to the topic of cell respiration. While these lessons were originally designed to correlate to the performance indicators of the New York State Living Environment/Biology curriculum, the components of this lesson may be easily used in other biology courses as well. It contains the following items:
The product contains both pdf and word copies of student documents (and most answer keys) allowing you to edit the materials to meet the specific needs of your course. Curriculum correlations to the NGSS, Common Core and NY Living Environment curriculum are provided..
-- Marzano self assessment scale for students specific to this unit
-- Cloze notes handout for students with learning goals
-- 20 slide PowerPoint to accompany the cloze notes
-- Yeast Respiration Lab activity with answer key
-- Cell Respiration Graphing Activity with answer key
-- Cell Respiration Worksheet with answer key
-- Cell Respiration quiz with answer key
-- Cell Respiration Practice Quiz Handout for students with key
-- Curriculum Correlations to the NGSS, Common Core and NY State Living Environment standards
Cell Respiration Learning Goals
Upon completion of this unit the student will:
1. define the term respiration and recognize that the process involves gas exchange between the organism and its environment.
2. state the overall equation for aerobic cellular respiration.
3. explain the significance of the energy conversions involved in cellular respiration.
4. explain what ATP is and its significance.
5. explain how ATP is converted to ADP and explain what the energy released may be used for.
6. explain the difference between aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration.
7. explain the process of alcohol fermentation and its significance.
8. state the equation for lactic acid fermentation and explain how this may lead to muscle fatigue.
9. recognize that the process of aerobic cellular respiration occurs in the mitochondria using many enzyme controlled steps.
10. recognize that aerobic respiration is much more efficient in the production of ATP than anaerobic respiration.
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
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.
Common Core State Standards Connections:
WHST.9-12.2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
NY State Living Environment Core Curriculum Performance Indicators and Major Understandings
Performance Indicator 5.1
Explain the basic biochemical processes in living organisms and their importance in maintaining dynamic equilibrium.
5.1c In all organisms, organic compounds can be used to assemble other molecules
such as proteins, DNA, starch, and fats. The chemical energy stored in bonds can be used as a source of energy for life processes.
5.1d In all organisms, the energy stored in organic molecules may be released during cellular respiration. This energy is temporarily stored in ATP molecules. In many organisms, the process of cellular respiration is concluded in mitochondria, in which ATP is produced more efficiently, oxygen is used, and carbon dioxide and water are released as wastes.
5.1e The energy from ATP is used by the organism to obtain, transform, and transport materials, and to eliminate wastes.
Appendix A -- Lab Skills
¥ Follows safety rules in the laboratory
¥ Selects and uses correct instruments
¥ Uses metric ruler to measure length
¥ Makes observations of biological processes
¥ Follows directions to correctly use and interpret chemical indicators
¥ Organizes data through the use of data tables and graphs
¥ Analyzes results from observations/expressed data
¥ Formulates an appropriate conclusion or generalization from the results of an experiment
¥ Recognizes assumptions and limitations of the experiment
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This year long course contains the following units.
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-- Cell Structure and Function Lesson Activities
-- Membrane and Membrane Processes Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Biochemistry and Enzymes Lesson Activities
-- Human Nutrition Learning Activities
-- Human Circulation Learning Activities
-- Immunity Lesson and Lab Activities
-- Human Respiration Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Cell Respiration Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Human Excretion and Human Locomotion Learning Activities
-- Nervous and Endocrine Systems Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Meiosis Lesson Activities
-- Reproduction and Development Lesson Activities
-- Plant Systems and Adaptations Lesson Activities
-- Photosynthesis Learning Activities
-- Plant Reproduction and Development Lesson Activities
-- Classical Genetics Learning Activities (Mendelian and Beyond Mendel)
-- Introduction to DNA, RNA, Protein Synthesis and Biotechnology Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Evolution Lesson Activities
-- Ecology Lesson Activities
-- Human Ecology Learning Activities
-- Complete NY State Living Environment Regents Review Packets with Answers
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