Protist

By: Tim Porter

Euglena

How it moves: A Euglena moves by a flagellum.

How it eats: Makes it's own food by photosynthesis and absorbs food through the cell membrane.

How it reproduces: Splits itself in half to create two Euglena. (Asexual).

How it responds to its environment: It has a red eyespot that detects light, if it doesn't get light it dies.

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Euglena

Amoeba

How it moves: They change the shape of their body, forming Pseudopods.

How it eats: They eat algae, bacteria, plant cells, microscopic protozoa, and metazoa, some amoebas are parasites.

How it reproduces: Asexually by binary fission.

How it responds to environment: Water from the surrounding environment flows through the amoeba's ectoplasm. When conditions are low it turns into eyst.

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Amoeba biology

Paramecium

How it gets its food: It feeds on microorganisms, and uses its cilia to sweep the food into its oral groove.

How it moves: It moves by the cilia.

How it reproduces: It is capable of both sexual and asexual reproduction, Conjugation.

How it responds to environment: It has the shape of the bottom of a shoe and it shoots out trichocyst when attacked.

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Paramecium

Volvox

How it gets food: They have chlorophyll and makes its own food by photosynthesis.

How it moves: Each volvox has two Flagella. The flagellar beat together and roll in water.

How it reproduces: When the daughter colonies are mature. The parent ball bursts open.

How it responds to environment: It is a motile algal colony composed of 500 to 50,000 cells.

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Volvox close up - Flagella movement