Synthesis of ATP

A visualisation of the molecular mechanisms that power your cells and tissues, converting food and air into the flow of chemical energy that makes your body be alive.

This film was submitted to the SCINEMA 2021 International Science Film Festival and was selected to feature in our Australian, the Body and School categories. The filmmaker has kindly allowed us to continue to show these films beyond the festival. Watch it below and download the accompanying educational resource for fun activities to use with your students.

Video Length: 2:15 mins

Film Description

A visualisation of the molecular mechanisms that power your cells and tissues, converting food and air into the flow of chemical energy that makes your body be alive.

Lesson Inspiration

This film demonstrates how our understanding of body systems and cells has been vastly improved through developments in technology. It could be used to highlight the importance of cross-disciplinary learning and how many STEM skills are applied together in careers to conduct research and uncover new understanding.

Useful when:

This film could be used when learning about cells, chemical reactions or energy transfer. It highlights how these all take place within living things and so understanding across the sciences (and beyond) is important in careers.

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Year: 8

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Cells

Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional – Literacy, Information and Communication Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Change of Matter

Physical Sciences – Energy

SCINEMA International Science Film Festival is the largest science film festival in the Southern Hemisphere! The 2021 festival is now over but we have permission for some of the films and their associated educational resources to use with your students.

Each resource is mapped to the Australian National Curriculum and contains hands-on activities for your students. Designed to engage and inspire, these resources demonstrate STEM careers and skills to your students, encouraging them to be curious thinkers, problem-solvers and contributing citizens within society.