My instructional unit topic is “Cellular Respiration: How the Human Body Systems Work Together to Store and Use Energy”. Cellular respiration is the process of creating energy for our bodies out of the food that we eat. This energy is used to drive the workings of all of the systems of the human body. When we were asked to create a unit topic that could encompass many other topics, cellular respiration seemed like a topic that would fit this bill.
My essential question is “What elements are necessary for life?”.
My unit questions are:
1. How is energy used by the human body?
2. Is it true that we are what we eat?
My content questions are:
1. What are the inputs and products of cellular respiration?
2. How are the Respiratory and Digestive systems specifically designed to receive the elements required for cellular respiration?
3. How is the adenosine triphosphate created through cellular respiration used by each of the human body systems?
4. What are the monomers of fat, carbohydrates and proteins?
How are these monomers specifically used by the different human body systems?