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How Cells Obtain Energy

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Part of the "Inside the Living Cell" series. Illustrates the mechanisms of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Introduces adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, the universal energy carrier molecules that supply energy-hungry reactions. Also outlines the structure and function of chloroplasts and mitochondria, energy transforming organelles. Overviews ATP and chemical energy, mitochondria, aerobic respiration, chloroplasts, and the reactions of photosynthesis. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box, (3) subtitled description.

Media Details

Runtime: 13 minutes 18 seconds

Microscopic view of brick-like cells with red nuclei. Caption: this is a one-cell-think section of a growing onion root-
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 1
14 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Parallel lines of oval objects form a wall bridged by tendril like structures. Floating on either side of the wall are spherical objects. Caption: for larger molecules to get through.
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 2
13 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Illustration of a strand of DNA with a substance on one edge of it. Caption: To make a protein, the DNA is opened by an enzyme.
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 3
12 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Illustration of a cell showing the cross section to expose the contents of the cell. Ribbon-like substance blankets the inner edge with spheres of various sizes suspended within. Caption: First, mitochondria take in molecules derived from food,
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 4
13 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Illustration of two cells with identical internal structures. Caption: are passed on to each new generation of cells,
Inside The Living Cell
Episode 5
14 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12

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    Anonymous (Jackson, MS)
    January 17th, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Love this film! It is a great reinforcer after I have taught the concepts of ATP and photosynthesis. I like the variety of graphics and color.