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1 September 2014 The Electron Transport Chain: An Interactive Simulation
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This activity provides students an interactive demonstration of the electron transport chain and chemiosmosis during aerobic respiration. Students use simple, everyday objects as hydrogen ions and electrons and play the roles of the various proteins embedded in the inner mitochondrial membrane to show how this specific process in cellular respiration produces ATP. The activity works best as a supplement after you have already discussed the electron transport chain in lecture but can be used prior to instruction to help students visualize the processes that occur. This demonstration was designed for general college biology for majors at a community college, but it could be used in any introductory college-level or advanced placement biology course.

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Chris Romero and James Choun "The Electron Transport Chain: An Interactive Simulation," The American Biology Teacher 76(7), 456-458, (1 September 2014). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.7.7
Published: 1 September 2014
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