Unit C

Module 5 ~ Lesson 7

Investigating Cellular Respiration

Cellular respiration — everything's doing it! If you think about it, cellular respiration is the most-performed function by living organisms. All domains of organisms depend on cellular respiration to fuel life processes. Scientists know that understanding this important process is key to the advancement of many types of technologies in the food and agricultural industry and in medical research.

As you do some research, can you see how understanding cellular respiration is important to science, society, and technology?

In this lesson, the following essential questions will be explored:

  • What are the applications of cellular respiration for fitness?
  • How do metabolic toxins affect cellular respiration?