How Do Muscles Get the Energy They Need for Athletic Activity?

This How Do Muscles Get the Energy They Need for Athletic Activity? activity & project also includes:

Every muscle movement requires energy, but where does that energy come from? Scholars answer this question and more as they complete a worksheet. By following the directions, completing research, and discussing it as a class, they begin to understand the complex process bodies use to get energy to muscles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Research the different caloric and protein requirements for Olympic athletes by sport
  • Invite a sports nutritionist to speak to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of ATP and cellular respiration
Pros

  • Links to an extension activity as well as related learning activities
  • Includes teacher tips for implementing the lesson
Cons

  • None