A detailed lesson presentation (37 slides) that looks at the structures within the mitochondria and begins to explain how they are each involved in the process of aerobic respiration. The lesson begins by challenging the students to recall names of the structures, such as the cristae, and to be able to calculate the actual size of one of these organelles. Moving forward, time is taken to focus on each structure (outer membrane, inner membrane, intermembrane space and matrix) to see how they are involved in the metabolic process. There is a focus on key structures such as ATP synthase and also on key processes such as the electron transport chain.
This lesson has been written for A-level students