Not at all! There is so much more to cellular respiration, Izzy.
Cellular Respiration is just like our Respiratory System, right Charlie?
Transfer of Energy
What Happens Inside?
Energy is stored in the mitochondria until it can be transferred to energy the plant can use.
Okay... but what's so important about cellular respiration
Charlotte: Cellular Respiration is the process of breaking glucose or sugar into energy the plant can use.
How does it affect the outside world?
Why aren't they ever vegetarians?
Charlotte: Energy is transferred to animals when they eat. For example, when a bunny eats a plant it gets the energy that the plant had. If a fox comes along and eats the bunny, it obtains the energy that the bunny recieved.
Charlotte: Inside the mitochondria, energy is stored and then transformed into ATP, usable energy for the plant.
With Cellular Respiration
Without Cellular Respiration
Charlotte: The energy inside the plant helps the outside world because when the plant is eaten, the energy inside it goes to the next organism. When this organism is eaten, the energy goes to the next organism.
What can you compare cellular respiration to?
Transfer of energy after cellular respiration.
Charlotte: Cellular Respiration is like our Digestive System because they both break down food into energy the body or cell can use.
Charlotte: In conclusion, cellular respiration effects the transfer of energy in organisms and the way organisms live and grow.
Yeah, but why do I have a feeling I just gave you all of your homework answers?
Wow I would have never guessed how important cellular respiration!