The volvox is a plant like protist. The volvox moves by using 2 flagellum. The flagella beat together to roll the ball through the water. To reproduce the volvox releases the daughter colonies. The daughter colonies are dark green balls inside the volvox colony. The volvox eats by chlorophyll that make their own food by photosynthesis. The volvox also lives in colonies.
Volvox close up - Flagella movement
The paramecium is an animal like protist. The paramecium moves by using its cilia to sweep the food along with some water into the cell mouth after it falls into the oral groove. To reproduce the paramecium can reproduce by both sexual reproduction and asexual reproduction. They mainly use asexual reproduction which is when the organism divides itself evenly into 2. The paramecium eats by using cilia to sweep food into the oral groove. The paramecium also shoots out tricocyst.
Amoeba is an animal like protist. The amoeba moves by changing the shape of their body. They use pseudapod. They reproduce asexually meaning one of the parents split the nucleus in a process called fusion and creates copies of itself. The amoeba eats algae, bacteria, plant cells, and microscopic. It also surrounds its food with its pseudoped. Something that is interesting about amoeba is that they can turn themselves into cyst when conditions are bad.
Amoeba in motion
The euglena moves by a flagellum which is a long whip like structure that acts like a little motor. To get food the euglena eats by using photosynthesis. They reproduce by mitosis which is splitting their selves in half creating 2 of them. They also have an eyespot that helps them find the light which can be really useful.