Reflection: Backwards Planning Modeling the Mitochondria (Part 1/2) - Section 4: Putting It All Together: Comparing Mitochondria to Prokaryotes


In this teaching reflection, I discuss why it is important to revisit certain theories at multiple points in the year.  Most theories in biology are based on multiple lines of evidence.  Students need time to process all lines of evidence.  To truly understand theories like endosymbiosis, students needs to recall the structure of the mitochondria, the structure of the prokaryotic cell, and how scientists use certain phylogenetic tools to determine common ancestry.

  Backwards Planning: Helping Students Understand Complex Theories
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Modeling the Mitochondria (Part 1/2)

Unit 8: Cellular Respiration
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: Students will construct a model of the mitochondria to better understand the process of cellular respiration.

Big Idea: Revisit the cell walk and make a model of the mitochondria.

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cellular respiration, Science, Developing and Using Models, Energy and Matter
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