BrainPOP

Metabolism

Your parents’ car isn’t the only thing that needs fuel to run! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby break down metabolism, the set of chemical reactions that allow living cells to function. First, you’ll explore how food is converted into the energy we need for everything we do. You’ll also find out what catabolic and anabolic reactions are, how they differ, and why they make such a perfect team. Plus, you’ll discover exactly what a sugar called glucose has to do with cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and the circle of life. Eat up, friends!

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How do people gain weight?

What is the Krebs cycle?

What is a basal metabolic rate?