“The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell” is the classic phrase used to express that biology is purely memorization. However, the more you learn, the more associations you discover. Can you spot the connections between these topics?
The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual global competition for students to inspire creative thinking about science. Students ages 13 to 18 from countries across the globe are invited to create and submit original videos (3 minutes in length maximum) that bring to life a concept or theory in the life sciences, physics or mathematics. The submissions are judged on the student’s ability to communicate complex scientific ideas in engaging, illuminating, and imaginative ways. The Challenge is organized by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation.
Animated, illustrated, and narrated by Desiree Ho
cell respiration – www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/cellular-respiration-and-fermentation/overview-of-cellular-respiration-steps/a/steps-of-cellular-respiration
metabolism – www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/energy-and-enzymes/modal/a/overview-of-metabolism
endosymbiosis – www.fossilmuseum.net/Evolution/Endosymbiosis.htm
evolution of birds – evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evograms_06
evolution of plants – antranik.org/the-evolution-of-plants/
evolution of whales – evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/0_0_0/evograms_03
cytochrome c sequences – www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/lessons/molb.aa.pdf
evolution of cyanide resistance – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4011162/
lupine – lettsscience.com/2014/10/23/poison-butterfly-the-discovery-of-how-a-bacterial-gene-incorporated-into-the-butterfly-genome-provides-resistance-to-deadly-cyanide-poisoning/