By Skylar Glenn
The amoeba is a protists that moves with a cilia or a flagella. For an amoeba to reproduce, it divides and produces two smaller copies of itself. The amoeba moves and consumes it's food. It moves by changing its shape. The food is digested by exiting a structure called the "Food Vacuole". When conditions are bad, that is when the amoeba reacts to their environment.
Amoeba in motion
The paramecium is an unicellular protozoan. They live in quiet ponds. The paramecium reproduces by exchanging of DNA in the micronucleus. Two paramecium have to lie side by side and join together at the mouth pore. The process is called "Conjugation". Paramecium get their food by using their cilia to sweep up their food into the oral groove. The paramecium shoot tiny threads out f the cell to scare their predator and make themselves look bigger.
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The volvox lives in colonies. This is how the volvox responds to their environment. The volvox reproduces by the parent volvox bursting open and releases the daughter colony. They move by using their two flagella. The flagella beats together to move the volvox through the water. The volvox eats by photosynthesis. They get their own food with their chlorophyll.
The euglena moves in a way by "pseudopod". They stretch their cytoplasm into the finger like extensions, (pseudopod). They get their nutrients by photosynthesis, with the help of chloroplasts. The euglena moves by it's flagellum. They also reproduce by Binary fission. They respond to their environment when it detects the light in the eyespot.