Cellular Respiration

Think this is a movie about your lungs? Well, don’t hold your breath! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby teach you everything you need to know about cellular respiration--including how it’s different from the respiratory system! See how living cells generate all the chemical energy they need by breaking down a simple sugar called glucose. Learn what the big deal is about oxygen, and why we need it to survive. And discover how organelles called mitochondria play a big role in how our bodies stay energized. So take a deep breath, count to ten, and click on this movie!

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What is cellular respiration?

What is it called if a person isn’t getting enough oxygen?

What is the function of the mitochondria in cells?