Student Inquiry Into Cellular Respiration
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This page first made public: Feb 26, 2010
In this POGIL lesson, students construct their own learning about the process of cellular respiration through critical analysis of a paper model. Students will work in groups with assigned roles. The 3 major steps of cellular respiration and the primary reactants and products of each step will be elucidated. Students generate examples of the importance of cellular respiration in maintaining human health and wellness.
Context for Use
Students will have already learned about cell structure and basic function of organelles. There are no special materials needed for this activity.
Description and Teaching Materials
The pictoral diagrams that you will need should be available in any biology text book. The critical thinking questions and application questions were generated by me.
A Powerpoint with some additional introductory photos you may find useful. (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 253kB Feb25 10)
Cellular Respiration Critical Thinking Questions and Application Problems. (Microsoft Word 26kB Feb25 10)
Jitt Activity to Introduce the Action of NAD+ (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 56kB Feb25 10)