Surface Area, Volume and the Meaning of Life

Okay, no meaning of life here, but this new story will definitely try to tackle the relationship between surface area and volume in biological systems. If cellular respiration was an unlikely topic for a story, this might be turning the unlikely dial up to ’11.’ We’ll give it a shot. In my opinion, this is a big idea in biology and I stress it early and often in my general biology course. Keep me posted with thoughts, ideas and corrections.

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  9. Hey! No mention of Galileo? No mention of why his muscles wouldn’t be strong enough to move him (strength varies as the cross-section of the muscle)? Also, this insect has a heart, so presumably it has hemolymph and you left that out as a way to save Blocky.

    Kidding aside: I wish I had had access to these comics when I was teaching bio.

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