PPAR-gamma Activation in the Fat Cell

Each human contains more than six times the number of fat cells than there are people on the planet. Scholars learn how fat cells work to absorb fat and release hormones through a short animation. They recognize the relationship between fat cells and insulin as well as the relationship between fat cells and medication, an important topic considering how many fat cells exist inside the human body.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Connect the lesson to the larger concept of insulin imbalances
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of cells, genes, and hormones
  • Allows teachers to stream or download the resource in multiple formats
Pros

  • Includes teaching tips
  • Provides a full transcript for easier note taking
Cons

  • None