Cellular Respiration

This lesson covers cellular respiration, its major processes and chemical reactions.


Warm up  {From Memory}:
What is ATP? ADP? (write chemical names)
Draw the ADP and ATP molecules (hint – use hexagons and pentagons to represent the ribose and adenosine groups, lineup the phosphate groups in a straight line.)









Cellular Respiration:

Cellular respiration is the process by which cells produce energy from glucose.
Cellular Respiration involves 3 major processes.

  1.  glycolosis
  2.  the Krebs cycle
  3. the electron transport chain

Draw a table in your notebook. For each process, write down the main chemicals involved and how many ATP’s are produced or consumed.

The following video explains cellular respiration. Take notes. Be sure to capture the number of molecules formed at each step – especially the number of ATP molecules.

Aerobic and Anaerobic respiration:
What condition is required for aerobic respiration?
What is (are) the byproducts of aerobic respiration?
What condition is required for anaerobic respiration?
What is (are) the byproducts of anaerobic respiration?



Next lesson: Photosynthesis and the Calvin cycle.
10 minute quiz.


What is the condition for aerobic respiration?  anaerobic respiration?

When a runner sprints, what type or what types of respiration occur?

LO: to understand photosynthesis.




Advanced topic:

CAM and C4 photosynthesis evolved in plants which live under arid conditions (deserts, succulents, cacti)

Advanced topic: CAM and C4 photosynthesis