Cellular Respiration Graphic

worksheetStudents complete a graphic organizer that shows the process of cellular respiration.  A word bank is provided to help them trace the flow of ATP and NADH in the process as well as identifying where each step occurs.   Graphic organizer starts with glycolysis and includes mention of anaerobic processes (fermentation), then shows how NADH and ATP moves into the Kreb’s cycle and then finally how the majority of ATP produced in respiration comes from the electron transport chain.

I’ve used this worksheet in my class and students provided feedback that it really helped them get the “big picture.”  Lecture notes often break the process down into the three steps, focusing on the outputs of each step.  I have google slides that I use with my AP Bio class and students watch  and offer them several videos to view, including  “Cellular Respiration” by the Amoeba Sisters.

This graphic is usually given after these learning activities as a way to pull all of the information back together into one big picture.

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