What do you think the human body and a car engine have in common? Just how do plants make food from sunlight? What makes fireflies light up?

Energy produced by chemical reactions is used to fuel living systems. This program shows how energy is used in living systems by demonstrating some of the chemical reactions that are important in metabolism and respiration, photosynthesis and bioluminescence. These lively and illuminating demonstrations were developed by CU’s Chemistry and Biochemistry Club.

This project received funding from the CU-Boulder Outreach Committee, which is supported by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Provost, and the Division of Continuing Education.

Limited grant funds are available to qualifying schools. Please call for details.

This program supports Colorado Model Content Standards: 2.1, 2.3, and 6.0


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