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Cellular Respiration: Energy and Matter in Cells

Kit #29S
Cellular Respiration: Energy and Matter in Cells

Students use information provided in the text to develop physical models of proteins and carbohydrates. They use these models to explore the breakdown of food during digestion and the use of the resulting subunits as building blocks for human proteins (in the case of amino acids) or for making carbohydrates or generating usable energy (in the case of sugars). Based on their investigation of the physical models, they create drawn models to represent the use of food as a source for matter and energy.

Details at a Glance

  • 1-2 Days | 1-2 ~50 minute class periods
  • 1 Activity
  • Accommodates unlimited classes, each with 16 groups of 2 students
  • Meets our criteria for supporting literacy
  • All materials are non-consumable
  • Developed in partnership with SEPUP

Scientific Concepts

Performance Expectation
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Science and Engineering Practices
Developing and Using Models
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Connections to Nature of Science
Crosscutting Concepts
Energy and Matter
KEY VOCABULARY: carbohydrate, cell, cellular respiration, digestion, energy, fat, matter, multicellular, protein

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 50 red oval pop beads
  • 50 blue oval pop beads
  • 50 green oval pop beads
  • 50 white oval pop beads
  • 50 yellow spherical pop beads
  • 16 resealable plastic bags
  • 32 Student Worksheet and Guides
  • 1 Teacher's Guide
  • Not included and needed for instruction: A set of colored pencils for each student group.