Photosynthesis-Cellular Respiration

By: Carson Allen and Ian Olivias

Photosynthesis Facts

  • It's function is to produce food for the plant

  • Water gets absorbed through the roots and then is sent up through the stem to the leaves

  • Then photosynthesis occurs in the mesophyll of a leaf, and in the stomata in the chloroplast.

  • It has 2 stages the light cycle and the Calvin cycle

  • Its created when carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight combine to create glucose and oxygen.

Chemical equation

6CO2 + 12H2O + light----> C6H12O6 + 6O2 + 6H2
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Cellular Respiration Facts

  • Cellular Respiration occurs in both animal and plant cells.
  • There are 3 steps these steps are Glycolysis, Kreb cycle, and the electron transportation chain.

  • Its Function is to break down energy and provide energy(30-32 ATP).

  • Occurs in the mitochondria and glycolysis occurs in the cytoplasm.

Chemical equation

6CO2 + 12H2O + light----> C6H12O6 + 6O2 + 6H2
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The Connections

  • The products that one creates are the reactants of the other.
  • Photosynthesis takes in carbon dioxide which cellular respiration releases and cellular respiration takes in oxygen which photosynthesis releases.
  • They work together in one continuous cycle.
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Difference of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in plants and animals

  • The Cellular Respiration in a PLANT pulls the glucose which is created in photosynthesis and uses that glucose to produce the energy that is needed.


  • The Cellular respiration in ANIMALS differ from that from the plant in which the oxygen doesn't come from photosynthesis but instead comes from the intake of oxygen through the lungs and breathing and the glucose comes from the intake of carbohydrates that is then broken down into glucose.

  • This food Is then broken down by the small intestine. Then the bloodstream carries the oxygen from the lungs and the glucose to all of the organelles, then glucose and oxygen is used for cellular respiration.
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