Animals Activity 4.2 Tab 1

Target Student Performance

Students explain how matter moves and changes and how energy changes during cellular respiration in a cow’s cells (connecting macroscopic observations with atomic-molecular models and using the principles of conservation of matter and energy).

Resources You Provide

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Recurring Resources


Print one copy of the 4.2 Explanations Tool for Cow Cellular Respiration for each student. Return students’ completed versions of the 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mealworms Eating for review. In this activity, your students will need to use the Three Questions Explanation Checklist on the back of the Three Questions Handout. Be sure to have this available to students, and see the notes in the Modifications at the end of the Activity for ideas about how to use it.