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How Sherpas Have Evolved "Superhuman" Energy Efficiency

This How Sherpas Have Evolved "Superhuman" Energy Efficiency instructional video also includes:

Why are Sherpas so uniquely equipped to guide aspiring mountain climbers up Mount Everest? Learn all about the biological ways that Sherpas can survive in a low-oxygen environment with an informative video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners watch the video at home before coming to class for a deeper discussion
  • Include in a science lesson on mitochondria or when discussing Mount Everest in a geography class
  • Have class members conduct additional research on the relationship between mountaineers and Sherpas
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires access to the Internet
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Video models the scientific process for research
  • Accompanying article is explanatory for beginning biology students
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