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Fundamentals of Cellular Respiration


Fundamentals of Cellular Respiration

Fundamentals of Cellular Respiration

Learn more about cellular respiration.


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Course Description

Cellular respiration is a key concept to understand in biology as it involves obtaining energy from the nutrients organisms eat and the removal of waste products. It is a key biological process which is vital to all life forms, including humans.
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In this free online biology course you will learn about the chemical makeup of the energy that is stored, generally referred to as adenosine triphosphate (ATP), how this molecule works and how it is used in the respiratory process. You will also learn about glucose as it is the main source of energy, and the stages involved in cellular respiration from glycolysis through the Kerb’s cycle to the electron transport chain. You will learn how molecules are split to release energy through oxidization to produce ATP and waste products in the form of water and carbon dioxide. This free online biology course will be of great interest to all students who wish to pursue a career in sciences such as biology, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy or the individual learner who simply wants to learn more about how we convert our food into energy.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Learn about ATP, the currency of energy in life forms; - Understand how foodstuffs are broken down into simpler molecules; - See how the hydrogen is separated out over a series of steps; - Understand how the separation of hydrogen releases energy; - Become familiar with the terminology associated with respiration;


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Module Title
Module 1: Fundamentals of Cellular Respiration
Module 2: Fundamentals of Celluar Respiration Assessment

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Course Title Fundamentals of Cellular Respiration
Course # 515
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 85
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Course Description  Cellular respiration is a key concept to understand in biology as it involves obtaining energy from the nutrients organisms eat and the removal of waste products. It is a key biological process which is vital to all life forms, including humans. In this free online biology course you will learn about the chemical makeup of the energy that is stored, generally referred to as adenosine triphosphate (ATP), how this molecule works and how it is used in the respiratory process. You will also learn about glucose as it is the main source of energy, and the stages involved in cellular respiration from glycolysis through the Kerb’s cycle to the electron transport chain. You will learn how molecules are split to release energy through oxidization to produce ATP and waste products in the form of water and carbon dioxide. This free online biology course will be of great interest to all students who wish to pursue a career in sciences such as biology, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy or the individual learner who simply wants to learn more about how we convert our food into energy.
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
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Release Date 02 November 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
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Assessments Yes
 
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Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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  • Alan Scagliarini United States of America Good in depth information for someone who has no back ground in biology or chemistry. 2014-08-14 22:08:32
  • Harriet Bernstein-dale United Kingdom Great - very informative!! 2014-05-05 15:05:32
  • Lynn Newton United Kingdom Course Module: Module 1: Fundamentals of Cellular Respiration Course Topic: ATP: Adenosine Triphosphate Comment: So far so good. Content not too difficult to understand and not patronising. I was unsure what to expect. 2013-07-16 10:07:52
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