Why Don't Sled Dogs Ever Get Tired?

What is the sled dog's secret to running for days on end without tiring? Turns out the answer is in their metabolism. Explore the metabolic processes of these amazing sled dogs. The science shows they are able to burn their proteins and fats without carbohydrates, a characteristic unique to the breed.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in a marathon runner to discuss diet considerations before and after running
  • Use to introduce a unit on metabolic processes
Classroom Considerations
  • Be cognizant of comments that may not be appropriate
  • Highlights scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson
  • Provides the option for subtitles to enhance note taking
  • None
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