How Mitochondria Produce Energy for the Cell


This worksheet is intended for basic biology students to learn how cellular respiration provides energy for the cell.  Students color a mitochondrion which shows how the inner membrane is folded into cristae and indicates that mitochondria are organelles that have their own DNA.  

Finally, students examine the equation for respiration and compare it to the equation for photosynthesis, focusing on the reactants and products in the reaction.

Grade Level:  8-9    Time Required:  20-30 min

HS-LS1-7 Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in a net transfer of energy.