Photosynthsis and Cellular Respiratatiom By: Jovan

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Encyclopedia Entry


Photosynthesis is a process that only happens in plants. Plants take in water from its roots, light energy absorbed by chlorophyll in the leaves, and carbon dioxide. A plant uses all of these to produce glucose, its food. Oxygen is a waste product that is created and released through the air. In short, photosynthesis is the process of using materials that it absorbs and turning it into food that it can use to grow. Oxygen is just a waste product that is created in the process that it releases.

Cellular Respiration:

Cellular Respiration can be described as the opposite of photosynthesis. Although photosynthesis can only take place in plants, cellular respiration can take place in animals and animals. Cellular respiration is the process of turning glucose and oxygen into stored energy, or ATP, water, and CO2, just like what happens in our bodies.

Light Energy:

Light energy is the energy produced from the sun in the form of light. It is what lets us see and provides animals with food, and plants with energy to make food to grow.

Water: H2O

Water is a chemical compound that provides plants with the materials used to make food. Water is a colorless, odorless, tasteless substance.

Carbon Dioxide CO2:

A colorless, odorless gas that is vital to the lives of plants on earth. It is also one of the greenhouse gasses that help shields us from harmful rays of sun and keeps us warm


It is any of the minute pores in the epidermis of the leaf or stem of a plant that allows carbon dioxide and sunlight to get into the plant.


A plastid that contains chlorophyll where photosynthesis takes place. It is mostly located in the leaves.


It is a green pigment, present in all green plants, responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis.

Glucose C6H12O6:

Glucose is a sugar made by plants. Plants use this sugar as their energy. The chemical compound is C6H12O6, which is created from carbon dioxide and water. Oxygen is a substance also created in the process.

Stored Energy/ATP:

Stored energy is the energy that is created during cellular respiration where glucose and oxygen is broken down to make stored energy for the animal or plant to use.

Oxygen O2:

Oxygen is a gas made by plants made from the carbon dioxide that we breathe out. Humans use this substance to make energy and plants produce oxygen as a waste product after photosynthesis.

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