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This Common Core, Science Standards, lesson plan applies critical thinking strategies to the functioning of the mitochondria and how mitochondrial disease (MITO) upsets the balance and eventually shuts down the muscular/skeletal system. This activity allows students to understand the connection between the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissue, organs and organ systems. Trace the impact of mitochondrial disease and energy production. Demonstrate your understanding of the limited ability of cells and tissue to perform their function (contraction). Follow the energy crisis that develops and its short term and long term consequences.
Students use the scientific method and create a lab report that tests their hypotheses about MITO.
In this scientific method lab report you must run an experimental project that demonstrates the effects of Mitochondrial Disease (MITO) on the human body. This will greatly support the grant you are writing for your agency funding.
This common core lesson plans both stimulates interest in STEM and meets common core science and math standards while providing a real life example of how disease affects human beings. Graphic images created in illustrator help visual learners and peak student’s interest in science. Enjoy!