Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration

By: Riley Mulligan

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the process in which plants cells are making food. The carbon dioxide and water in the plant is captured by light energy (sunlight) and turned into oxygen and glucose, and this all takes place in the plants chloroplast.

Cellular Respiration

Cellular Respiration is the process in which sugar or glucose is released and broken down to water and carbon dioxide, and this produces energy. This all happens in the mitochondria of animals.

Similarities and Relations

Similarities: The two of the processes both use energy, carbon dioxide, oxygen, glucose and water to produce what they are producing.


Relations: In photosynthesis, the process makes glucose and sugar, and the process of cellular respiration, breaks down those glucose molecules and makes energy.

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