Photosynthesis&Cellular Respiration

Zawad and Rishabh

Photosynthesis (only in plant cells)

The process takes energy from the sun, carbon dioxide, and water to produce glucose and oxygen.

Chemical equation - 6CO2 + 6H2O + sunlight → C6H12O6+ 6O2

Molecules:

CO2 (Carbon dioxide) - taken in during photosynthesis

O2 (Oxygen) - released during photosynthesis

ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) - transports the chemical energy in the cells

C6H12O6 (Glucose) - the end product of photosynthesis


Structures:

Chloroplast - converts the light energy from the sun, to produce sugars (glucose), so it can be used by the cell

Leaves - holds chloroplast, the stomata is located under the leaf to absorb carbon dioxide.

Stems - supports the plant's structure and carries water from the roots to the leaves

Roots - absorb the water


The sun is very important because it gives the energy the plant uses for photosynthesis.

Cellular Respiration

In cellular respiration, the energy from the glucose molecule is converted into a form that the plant can use for its growth.

Chemical equation - C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O + sunlight

Molecules:

O2 (Oxygen) - taken in during cellular respiration

CO2 (Carbon dioxide) - removed during cellular respiration

ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) - transports the chemical energy in the cells


Structure:

Mitochondria - an organelle that transfers ATP into oxygen and gains energy for the cell to use

Lungs - an organ that draws in oxygen and removes carbon dioxide (only in animal cells)

Small intestines - removes carbon dioxide from the cell while adding oxygen to it

Villi - supports the small intestine

Bloodstream - Oxygen and carbon dioxide travels through the bloodstream

Connections

A sunflower is plant, and like all plants, it goes through photosynthesis. Photosynthesis has three reactants, which is carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water. Roots of the plants absorb the water, goes up the stem and to the leaves using capillary action. Plants get carbon dioxide from the stomata on the bottom of the leaves, the carbon dioxide comes from the animals, like a lion, that releases the carbon dioxide. The chloroplast will absorb the light energy from the sun. The reactants goes through photosynthesis and produces glucose and oxygen. Oxygen is released and the glucose is used for the plant's energy. The oxygen that is released is going to be used by the lion. When the oxygen is inhaled by the lungs and carbon dioxide is released, for the sunflower to use.
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

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