Adenosine Triphosphate

In this second video, viewers learn the structure of ATP, then watch how our bodies use ATP to provide us with the energy we need at the cellular level. At the end, they learn how all organisms in life, even from the beginning of time, contain ATP.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Either pre-teach vocabulary or have a way to support vocabulary used in the video
  • Place students in pair and using think-pair-share, pause video and ask pre-scripted questions
  • Follow up with activities to support learners' understanding of ATP
Classroom Considerations

  • Video assumes pupils have an understanding of phylogenetic trees, eukaryotes, prokaryotes,  and archaea terms
  • Analyzes how the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) contains ATP and other components just like all organisms on Earth
  • The classroom must have a computer, projection system, and Internet access to complete the activity
Pros

  • Great visuals help learners better comprehend concepts
  • Video shows the structure, function and importance of ATP to organisms
Cons

  • Concepts may be difficult for lower level learners; the video contains a lot of vocabulary
Common Core