Lesson 6 – Cellular Respiration
In this lesson, you will learn how the process of cellular respiration turns food into
useable energy for the cell.
What You Will Learn
After this lesson, you will be able to:
Describe, compare, and illustrate (for example, using flow charts) the matter and
energy transformations that occur during the process of aerobic and anaerobic
cellular respiration, with specific reference to the role of mitochondria.
Use appropriate terminology to explain the major concepts related to cellular
Explain the chemical changes and energy conversions associated with the
processes of aerobic and anaerobic cellular respiration.
Use the laws of thermodynamics to explain the transfer of energy in the cell
during the process of cellular respiration.
Conduct a laboratory investigation in the process of cellular respiration to identify
the products of the process, interpret the qualitative observations, and display
these observations in an appropriate format.
Identify and describe careers related to the field of cellular respiration, and
describe contributions of scientists, including Canadian scientists, to that field.
Aerobic Cellular Respiration
Aerobic cellular respiration is the
process of capturing the energy of the electrons that are
shared in the covalent bonds
of glucose, using
oxygen as a final electron
The process results in the
release of energy and the formation of water and carbon
dioxide as products:
This process can be broken down into four main stages:
Electron transplant chain/chemiosmosis