ATP and Respiration

The Krebs cycle is the focus of a video that shows how ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is made by the body through the complex processes of glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, and the electron transport chain. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pose the question, "Why are you sometimes sore after working out?" and allow pairs to discuss and then share with the class
  • Pause the video when lactic acid is discussed and allow pupils to tweak their answers
Classroom Considerations

  • Video briefly discusses fermentation, and the narrator mentions that if our cells fermented, we would get drunk simply by working out and how awesome that would be; be ready to address questions and/or comments 
  • Video seven in a series of 40

  • Other related video links are embedded 
  • Great analogies throughout video to help viewers understand these complex processes

  • The narrator moves quickly through these are complex processes; some pupils may be overwhelmed
Common Core