Ch 17: Bioenergetics

About This Chapter

This chapter covers key topics related to bioenergetics, such as the environmental factors that impact photosynthesis and the role of glucose in cellular respiration. These lessons are great for supplementing class materials or getting ready for a test.

Bioenergetics - Chapter Summary

In these lessons, you'll explore key bioenergetics topics, including aerobic exercise, energy transfer, and the products of aerobic respiration. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define photosynthesis and list the environmental factors that affect it
  • Measure the rate of photosynthesis
  • Explore energy transfer in cells
  • Describe the role of glucose in cellular respiration
  • Understand anaerobic and aerobic respiration
  • Examine the benefits of aerobic exercise

Our subject matter experts present this information in an engaging and easy-to-follow manner. Their teaching strategy includes plenty of real-world examples to help you understood bioenergetics. The video timelines let you navigate the videos and review topics in order of preference. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as worksheets.

8 Lessons in Chapter 17: Bioenergetics
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Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

1. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions

In this lesson we'll cover the definition of photosynthesis, the equation for photosynthesis, as well as the reactants and products. Using diagrams of photosynthesis, we'll go over the formula and process.

Photosynthesis: Biology Lab

2. Photosynthesis: Biology Lab

Plants and other organisms that have the pigment chlorophyll can do something that no other living creature can - capture light energy from the sun and use it to make chemical energy through photosynthesis. In this lab, we'll see how we can set up an experiment to measure the rate of this important process.

Environmental Factors That Impact Photosynthesis

3. Environmental Factors That Impact Photosynthesis

What is photosynthesis? Learn about the environmental factors that affect the rate at which photosynthesis happens. Then, take a quiz to test your understanding.

Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

4. Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

Watch this short video to learn the basics about converting organic compounds into ATP, also known as cellular respiration. We'll look at an overview of the process.

Role of Glucose in Cellular Respiration

5. Role of Glucose in Cellular Respiration

This lesson is on the role of glucose in cellular respiration. In this lesson, we'll explain what cellular respiration is and what we need to start with to get the end products. We'll specifically look at the importance of glucose in this process.

Anaerobic Respiration: Definition, Equation & Examples

6. Anaerobic Respiration: Definition, Equation & Examples

Many organisms are capable of undergoing anaerobic respiration. In some cases, it's a 'backup plan' when oxygen is absent, and in other cases, they thrive that way. Here we will investigate what anaerobic respiration is, the equation and examples of it at work.

Aerobic Respiration: Definition, Steps, Products & Equation

7. Aerobic Respiration: Definition, Steps, Products & Equation

Aerobic respiration is the process most living things undergo to use food energy. Here, we will investigate the definition, the steps of the process, what goes in and what comes out of the process, and the chemical formula. Get ready to breathe!

What Is Aerobic Exercise? - Definition, Benefits & Examples

8. What Is Aerobic Exercise? - Definition, Benefits & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn about the characteristics of aerobic exercise and its many health benefits. You will also read about examples of different types of aerobic workouts.

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