How Sherpas Have Evolved "Superhuman" Energy Efficiency

Why are Sherpas so uniquely equipped to guide aspiring mountain climbers up Mount Everest? Learn all about the biological ways that Sherpas can survive in a low-oxygen environment with an informative video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners watch the video at home before coming to class for a deeper discussion
  • Include in a science lesson on mitochondria or when discussing Mount Everest in a geography class
  • Have class members conduct additional research on the relationship between mountaineers and Sherpas
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the Internet

  • Video models the scientific process for research
  • Accompanying article is explanatory for beginning biology students

  • None