Levels of Organization Image Map
This activity is designed to highlight and review important concepts from Creating Energy. Please answer the following questions in your activity journal page.

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Activity 2- The Importance of Mitochondria

This exercise should help you remember what mitochondria do and how they do it. Answer the following questions on your student journal sheet.

  1. What are mitochondria?  What do they look like?  What do they do?
  2. Why are there so many membranes inside mitochondria?
  3. What is ATP and how does it store energy?
  4. In terms of energy consumption, what is the difference between metabolism of glucose in the glycolysis process from the Krebs cycle process?
  5. How do we know what mitochondria look like?
  6. Describe the membranes of mitochondria.
  7. What do mitochondria do?
  8. How do mitochondria do what they do?
  9. How do we know what we know about what mitochondria do?
  10. Where is the energy stored in food? How does your body access the energy in the food you eat?
  11. How does the body trap the energy that is released by glycolysis and the Krebs cycle?