this just in! A volcano has just erupted in Iceland and an huge ash plume is moving fast!
A week later
Scientists predict that we will have a volcanic winter and no vegetation has grown or flourished scene last week. Tune in for more info at Ash.org
That's because of Cellular respiration and Photosynthesis
Mom! why do we have to eat this mush?! It's disgusting.
Yeah. Why can't we eat all the vegetables you buy us at the store?
Photosynthesis is how plants make food for themselves. The chemical equation for photosynthesis is h2o + light energy + co2= c6h12o6 and o2. sunlight energy gets absorbed by the plant, carbon dioxide enters through the bottom of the leaf through tiny pores called stomata and of course the water is soaked int through the roots. The glucose is then absorbed through the xylem and phloem which go all over the plant. The oxygen is then released as a byproduct.
roots are not shown but you get it.
Stomata where co2 enters
Cellular respiration is the cells way of getting energy thought your body. This also happens in plat cell. The mitochondria is where this chemical process happens. The chemical equation for cellular respiration is c6h12o6 + 02 = light energy, h2o, and co2. Plants use this process at night. Animals use this process day & night.
plant cell (couldn't find animal cell.)
Yes to both of you! And every time you eat food your body uses that food to create energy.
That's soo cool! so we're using cellular respiration right now?
so without the sun plants will wilt and die?
Please You need the ENERGY! HA HA
If I have to eat this mush all winter. I might just lose my taste buds!