Anatomy and Physiology 2013 - 2014


Krebs Citric Acid Cycle

Topic: Body Temperature and Metabolism
Students will state the normal ranged of human body temperature, explain how cellular respiration produced head, and the factors that affect heat production.  They will describe the mechanism of heat loss through the skin, and respiratory systems. The interaction with the endocrine system via the master thermostat (they hypothalamus) will be demonstrated along with the mechanisms used by the body to increase and decrease heat loss.  Students will follow a molecule of glucose through the process of respiration, and investigate the use of amino acids and lipids to create energy.
Readings and references 
Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Chapter 17
Discussion Questions:   Select one question to conduct research on. Include at least three sources, and be prepared to present your findings to the class.

Create a typed bi-fold brochure that clearly explains the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and correct management of these two disorders.  Include 4 web references providing more information.  Include a checklist that can be followed easily by someone who is not medically trained. Your brochure should have information on all six columns or panels, include images, and be colorful and creative.
2.  What happens during the process of glycolysis when there is no oxygen present in the exercising muscle cell? Compare aerobic and anaerobic glycolysis and clearly explain how they are different and the same.
3.  Create a comic strip with characters that demonstrate the Krebs Citric Acid Cycle.  Tell how the pyruvic acid molecule is taken apart.
4.  Explain the importance of eating and breathing to the release of energy.  Document your sources, do not copy and paste, but reword what you read.
Activity:  Do activity 1 and 3. #4 will be done in class, then choose one other to do.

1.  Read the chapter pages in your text that provide information on the way the human body moderates temperature and metabolism. Complete the workbook pages that accompany Chapter 17.

2.  Discuss the negative feedback loops in both the endocrine system and the system by which the body regulates heat and metabolic rate.  Compare and contrast these.

3.  Watch the You Tube video on the processes involved in cellular respiration.
4.  Watch this video, then use what you learned to create a poster of a cell.  Show where the 3-stage process designed to create energy occurs in the cell.  Label the organelles that are involved.  Show the steps in each of three stages.
5.  Explain how enzymes are important to the process of cellular respiration.
6.  Glycolysis rap,   then learn this song, then finish with this.

Link to quiz on the endocrine system is available until April 30.
1.  Code for the quiz on the body temperature and metabolism

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