How Energy-Containing Molecules Support Physical Activity


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The raw energy you get from food is not in a form that is usable by your body. Before your body can benefit from these energy sources they must be converted into _____.

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1. Penelope is getting ready for her daily run. She laces up her jogging shoes and heads out the door. What type of energy creation does she need in the first few minutes of exercise?

2. Which of the following is an energy-containing molecule stored in your muscles that can be broken down easily to help make ATP?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz & corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of how energy is created and used in the body. You will be quizzed on the processes the body uses for generating energy and the molecules involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The form of energy used by the body
  • The two kinds of energy creation
  • Energy-containing molecules
  • Downsides of anaerobic metabolism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on energy-containing molecules
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, like ATP and anaerobic metabolism
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast aerobic and anaerobic metabolism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding aerobic and anaerobic metabolism

Additional Learning

To learn more about energy-containing molecules, review the corresponding lesson How Energy-Containing Molecules Support Physical Activity. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of physical activity
  • The definition of ATP
  • How anaerobic and aerobic metabolism create energy
  • The drawbacks of anaerobic metabolism
  • The definition of creatine phosphate