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Description

How Cell Mitochondria Convert Food into useable energy. Using detailed CGI images, it takes the student inside blood vessels. There is a detailed description of red blood cells and their journey around the body including the way that they are adapted to carry oxygen. It also has up-close images of mitochondria and the villi inside the small intestine.
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First broadcast:
28 September 2011

Classroom Ideas

Students could make models of red blood cells in capillaries or of mitochondria, or write and draw a journey to the mitochondria for two characters - an oxygen atom and a glucose molecule.