University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lesson 1: Why is glucose important for the body and brain?

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Lesson Description:

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the driving question of the unit, “What fuels us?” Through a series of activities, students actively participate in examining how the body uses its main energy source, glucose. First, students calculate and draw models exhibiting the disproportionate distribution of glucose throughout the body, and discuss why certain organs may require more energy than others. Second, students analyze and interpret data to explain the role of glycogen and glucose in maintaining blood glucose homeostasis. 

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Oct 2, 2014

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