By: Cayden McCarthy


How it Moves - The way the Amoeba moves, is by changing their shape of their body using their pseudopod.

How it Gets Food - The amoeba gets its food by eating algae, plant cells, and microscopic protozoa.

How it Reproduces - The amoeba reproduces asexually by completing a process called binary fission which is when the cell splits itself in half.

How It Responds - When the Amoeba has too much water, it is enclosed in a structure and squirted out through the cell.

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Amoeba in motion


How it Moves - The Euglena has a flagellum which is used as a motor to move around.

How it Gets Food - The Euglena has chloroplasts so it makes its own food by completing a process called photosynthesis. Another way a Euglena can obtain food is by absorbing nutrients through the cell wall.

How it Reproduces - The Euglena reproduces much like the Amoeba, as it divides itself into daughter cells. This is also called Mitosis.

How it Responds - When it does not have any light, it looks for things to eat like tiny organisms such as amoeba and paramecium.

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Euglena in action HD


How it Moves - A paramecium moves by using its tiny hair on the outside of itself called cilia.

How it Gets Food - The paramecium is an animal like cell so it feeds on other microorganisms.

How it Reproduces - Paramecium reproduce asexually two or three times a day. They can also reproduce sexually but asexually is the most common way.

How it Responds - When a paramecium is being attacked, it shoots out trichocysts to make them look bigger and scare the predator.

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Paramecium in Motion (Mr. Ralph Grimm)


How it Moves - Its flagella beat together to make it roll itself through the water.

How it Gets Food - The Volvox makes its own food by the process of photosynthesis.

How it Reproduces - When the daughter colonies mature, the parent ball bursts and let out the daughter colonies.

How it Responds - They live together in colonies of 500-50,000 cells. You can see them with your naked eye.

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Volvox close up - Flagella movement