The building blocks of life
Cells: The building blocks of life
- All cells come from existing cells
- Cells are a fundamental building block of life and the most basic.
- ALL living things are made of (one or more) cells
The Cell Theory was a combined effort from Matthias Schleiden and Theodore Schwann.
Matthias studied plants and found that all plants were made of cells.
Theodore Schwann studied animal cells and found that all animals were made of cells.
Small to Big
Cell, tissue, organ, organ system, organism
Animal Cell > Tissue > Muscle > Muscle System > Person
Explanation: You have 1 animal cell. Lots of animal cells can make a tissue. Lots of tissue makes an organ, like a muscle. Lots muscles make up the muscle system, and that muscle system is inside a person.
Plant Cells and Animal Cells
Click on the photos to find out more!
Cellular Respiration Formula:
C6H12O6 + 6O2 > 6CO2 + 6H2O + 36 (or 38) ATP
Glucose + 6 Oxygen turns into *6 Water and ATP (About 36 or 38)
*Water is a waste product of cellular respiration
(Note for the image: The ribosomes are the tiny dots)
Around the nucleus, there is a nuclear membrane. It is almost the same as the cell membrane, except it surrounds and protects the nucleus rather than the entire cell.
Photosynthesis is when a plant takes in water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide, and turns it into Glucose (a basic sugar). The formula for photosynthesis is exactly the opposite of the cellular respiration.
Formula for Photosynthesis:
6CO2 + 6H2O > C6H12O6 + 6O2
6 Carbon Dioxide + 6 Water turns into Glucose and 6 Oxygen.