BIO100 Moraine Valley Community College the Importance of Oxygen in The Brain
Develop a one page paper (250 words) addressing all of the points below. Make sure you cite a reliable scientific website to back up your work (think National Geographic, PBS, Discovery, Smithsonian, New Scientist, Nature, Scientific American, Science Daily, New Science, The Guardian, Science News, Biology News, Popular Science, The New York Times Science Section, The Scientist). Do not quote from a website/source or you will lose points. You need to synthesize what you are reading and then answer the question in your own words. Please remember to submit the paper by its due date to the Critical Thinking assignment link below. If you have any questions about this assignment please let me know.
The brain makes up only 2 percent of the body’s weight, but uses 20 percent of the body’s oxygen and glucose. Do some research to explain what this means and why this happens. Explain why it is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day in light of this fact about the brain needing so much energy and oxygen. Explain what happens when the brain doesn’t get enough oxygen and glucose. Support your research with at least one reliable scientific website.