Chemical Reactions in Cellular Respiration Science Games

In this series of games, your students will learn about the components and results of cellular respiration. The Chemical Reactions in Cellular Respiration learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.

Concepts Covered

The reactants in the process of cellular respiration are sugar and oxygen. They react to produce carbon dioxide, water, and energy. The chemical equation is as follows:

C6H12O6 + O2 → CO2 + H2O + energy

Respiration releases chemical energy stored in sugars, making it an exothermic reaction. Organisms use that energy to live. It originally comes from solar energy, which is converted into chemical energy during photosynthesis.

Respiration also has a significant effect on Earth’s atmosphere and oceans because it absorbs oxygen and releases carbon dioxide.

In total, there are nine games in this learning objective, including:

  • Hidden Breathing
  • Instant Reaction
  • Cellular Respiration in a Day
  • Miss Mapple
  • Match&Learn – Cellular Respiration
  • Dragon’s Dilemma
  • Wild Card!: Reactions in Cellular Respiration
  • Glycolysis Cannon
  • Sekhmet – Gluttony

A further preview of each game is below.

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Tags: cellular respiration, carbon dioxide, glucose, mitochondria, chloroplast, reaction, exothermic, bond, molecular, ATP, conservation, reactant, product, oxygen, water

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