Cellular Respiration Cartoon Analogy
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Cellular Respiration Cartoon - Lila Ramirez
I want to make a smoothie today. But first, let me chop up these fruits so it's easier to mix.
Now my fruits are blended together! Now it's much easier to consume.
Well, it looks like I'm left with left-over fruits. I can save these and eat them later.
In the cellular respiration process, the glucose molecules (watermelon) are being taken apart. This is the first stage of cellular respiration; it is called glycolysis (the breakdown of glucose molecules).
In fact, I want to take the left-over watermelon slice, even though I take out the watermelon chunks in my smoothie!
In cellular respiration, this process is called the Krebs Cycle. Krebs cycle is a sequence of actions in which living cells create energy during aerobic respiration (the making of cellular energy). In this case, the energy is the smoothie.
Now I have finished making my scrumptious smoothie. This is definitely enough to give me energy for the day!
When cells make ATP, they also make waste-carbon dioxide and water.
This is similar to the Electron transfer chain. The ETC cycle is the final stage of the cellular respiration process.
The ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) has been produced by the organism and can be used by it.
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