Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
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Hey, Larry! What's wrong? Put a smile on your face and photosynthesize.
Bob, what's photosynthesis?
Photosynthesis is how us plants get ATP energy, which all living things need to function. We absorb sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, we plants produce glucose, a type of sugar and oxygen. Now, let's get some ATP energy!
That sounds great!
Thanks, Bob! I feel fantastic and energized!
Mom, I'm tired!
Eat some glucose. It can be found in most foods, but especially plants, like those bushes over there.
Glucose is one of the ingredients needed for cellular respiration. Cellular respiration is what gives us more ATP energy when we're tired. The other ingredient we need for cellular respiration is oxygen, which we breathe in on a daily basis. During cellular respiration, we produce carbon dioxide for plants to photosynthesize.
Those bushes certainly were tasty.
Mom, that was delicious! I have so much ATP energy now!
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