Cellular Respiration Worksheets for Middle School

Lori Soard
ATP Crossword Puzzle
Click to print this ATP crossword.

Cellular respiration is a topic that can be a bit complicated for students to understand. Diagrams and worksheets can help children understand this process that occurs in living cells. The worksheets below should reinforce a basic study on this concept.

Using the Worksheets

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ATP Crossword Puzzle

Memorizing the terms that make up the processes in cellular respiration can help a student explain how cells get energy. This crossword puzzle will help reinforce the concepts and terms in a basic lesson. You'll find words like:

  • Cytoplasm
  • Glycolysis
  • Mitochondria
  • Oxidation

The student should read through the clues and fill in the answers in the matching boxes of the crossword puzzle. An answer key is provided. If the student gets stuck, you may want to offer a letter that the word begins or ends with to try to help him solve the puzzle.

Cellular Respiration - Label the Diagram

The processes of cellular respiration occur in a specific order. The diagram in this worksheet shows the cycle for cellular respiration. A few of the processes are labeled, but others are left blank for the student to fill in. A word key is provided at the top of the page to help the student know which words apply. Some of the terms and related processes include:

  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Electron
  • Transport
  • Water
  • Krebs Cycle

The student should fill in the blanks with the appropriate process in the cycle. An answer key is included.

Learn About Cellular Respiration

This worksheet is a basic, fill-in-the-blank worksheet on cellular respiration. It is an excellent tool to use when first beginning a unit on cellular respiration. Allow the student to look up answers in a textbook or online. There is a list of terms at the top of the page that students can use to fill in the blanks. Terms include:

  • Chemiosmosis
  • Preparatory Reaction
  • Electron Transport Chain
  • Electron Transport System
  • Glycolysis

Students should work alone or in groups to solve the clues and fill in the blanks in the sentences. The answer key will help the parent or teacher grade the paper.

Why Use Worksheets

Worksheets help reinforce skills that the student learns during the school day. They can also be used to help review for an important test or to explore concepts on a student's own time that he might not have time to study during the school day.

Cellular Respiration Worksheets for Middle School