How Cells Break Down Molecules for Energy


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1. Which of the following kinds of molecules found in food are broken down into sugars like glucose?

2. Why do our bodies break down large molecules into smaller ones?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge what you know about how cells get energy from molecules by completing this quiz and worksheet. You will need to answer questions about the steps involved in this biological process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Access this quiz when you're ready to measure your understanding of:

  • Digestion
  • Molecules that break down into sugars
  • Products of cellular respiration

Skills Practiced

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cells getting energy from molecules
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define cellular respiration
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why larger molecules must be broken down

Additional Learning

You have the opportunity to learn more about this subject by studying the lesson entitled How Cells Break Down Molecules for Energy. This lesson provides information related to:

  • Bodily functions that require energy
  • Important digestive enzymes
  • The equation for cellular respiration