Cell Respiration and Photosynthesis
By Amy Schultz
What are Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis?
Cellular Respiration is a process that takes place within the cell that creates ATP, or energy.
What Exactly Happens in Cell Respiration?
The equation for Cellular Respiration is C6H12O6 + O2 ---> CO2 + H2O + Energy
(Glucose + Oxygen ---> Carbon Dioxide + Water + Engery
Well, What Exactly Happens in Photosynthesis?
The equation for Photosynthesis is CO2 + H2O + Light ---> O2 + C6H12O2
(Carbon Dioxide + Water +Light ---> Oxygen + Sugar)
How are They the Same?
How are They Different?
Photosynthesis needs energy to make glucose, while Cellular Respiration uses this glucose to actually create energy.