Photosynthesis& Respiration Project

By: Jahlei Jones and Will Yoder

How does water enter a plant and get to the leaves?

The water is in the ground, it is then sucked up by the roots and goes through the stem and finally ends in the leaves.

How does CO2 enter the leaf?

Plants get CO2 from the air through their leaves.

Where does photosynthesis occur in the plant?

Photosynthesis takes place inside plant cells in small things call chloroplasts.

Why is sunlight important to the process of photosynthesis.

The process of photosynthesis occurs when green plants use the energy of light to convert carbon dioxide(CO2) and water (H2O) into Carbohydrates.

What is a waste product for the plant and how is it removed from the plant?

Oxygen is a by product generated during photosynthesis, and exits through stomata, root cell walls and other routes.

What does the plant do with the sugar it makes?

The plant uses the sugar for energy.

What are the final products of photosynthesis and how are they important to the life of this plant?

The final products of Photosynthesis are glucose and oxygen. They are important because the glucose gives energy to the plant so that the plant can live and produce more oxygen that is released into the world for us to breath.

What is the main site of cellular respiration in the cell?

More emphasis will be placed on eukaryotic cells where most reactions take place in the mitochondria.

How does Glucose enter the body?

Glucose starts its journey as a carbohydrate food. When the food is eaten, it passes through the mouth, stomach and small intestine.

How does oxygen enter the cell?

When we breath in oxygen enters the small air sacs, called alveoli, in the lungs.

What is ATP?

Co-enzyme often called the "molecular unit of currency" of intracellular energy transfer. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism.

Why is ATP important?

Chemically, ATP is an adenine nucleotide bound to three phosphates. there is a lot of energy stored in the bond between the second and third phosphate groups that can be used to fuel chemical reactions.

What is a waste product of cellular respiration and how is it removed from the body?

A waste product of cellular respiration is Carbon Dioxide and as the blood flows through the lungs, excess carbon dioxide passes out of the blood and into the alveoli by diffusion.

What living things carry on the process of cellular respiration?

All living must carry out cellular respiration. it can be aerobic respiration in the presence of oxygen or anaerobic respiration.

Photosynthesis equation.

Carbon dioxide+sunlight+water=Oxygen+Glucose.

cellular respiration equation.

Glucose+oxygen=Carbon dioxide+water+ATP.

The reactants and Products of the equations.

Photosynthesis: reactants- Carbon dioxide, water, sunlight. Products- Oxygen and Glucose

Cellular respiration: reactants- Oxygen and Glucose. Products- Carbon dioxide, water and ATP

How are they similar?

They both use and/or create Carbon dioxide, Water, Oxygen, and Glucose.

How are they different?

Photosynthesis needs water, sunlight and Carbon dioxide and creates Oxygen and Glucose. Cellular respiration needs Glucose and oxygen to create Carbon dioxide and water and energy.

How are they dependent on each other?

Photosynthesis creates the things that cellular energy needs and cellular energy creates the things that photosynthesis needs to work.