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1 Cell Energy Cycle Answer Key Vocabulary: aerobic respiration, anaerobic respiration, ATP, cellular respiration, chemical energy, chlorophyll, chloroplast, cytoplasm, glucose, glycolysis, mitochondria, photosynthesis, radiant energy Prior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.) [Note: The purpose of these questions is to activate prior knowledge and get students thinking. Students are not expected to know the answers to the Prior Knowledge Questions.] 1. What does a plant need to survive and grow? Answers will vary. [Plants need water, air (CO 2), soil, and light.] 2. What does an animal need to survive and grow? Answers will vary. [Animals need food, oxygen, and water.] 3. How do animals and plants depend on each other? Answers will vary. [Plants provide animals with food, oxygen, and sometimes water. Animals provide plants with carbon dioxide and sometimes water.]. Gizmo Warm-up The Cell Energy Cycle Gizmo illustrates two processes that are essential to life: photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Although both of these reactions involve a series of complex steps, the basic reactants and products in each process are four relatively simple molecules. 1. What is the chemical formula of oxygen? O 2 2. Glucose is a simple sugar. What is the chemical formula of glucose? C 6H 12O 6 3. What is the chemical formula of carbon dioxide? CO 2 4. What is the chemical formula of water? H 2O

2 Activity A: Photosynthesis Get the Gizmo ready: If necessary, click Reset. Check that the PHOTOSYNTHESIS tab is selected. Check that Description is turned on. Introduction: Photosynthesis occurs in the chloroplast, an organelle found in plant and algae cells. Within the chloroplast, a green pigment called chlorophyll converts the radiant energy of sunlight into chemical energy that the plant can use. Question: What are the reactants and products of photosynthesis? 1. Predict: Of the molecules shown on the CHEMICALS pane, which do you think are reactants (ingredients) in photosynthesis? Which do you think are products? Reactants: Predictions will vary. Products: 2. Explore: Drag each molecule from the CHEMICALS pane to the chloroplast on the PHOTOSYNTHESIS pane. If a molecule is a reactant, it will stay in the chloroplast. Which molecules are reactants in photosynthesis? CO 2 and H 2O 3. Observe: Click Add light and look at the Output. What are the products of photosynthesis? C 6H 12O 6 and O 2 are the products of photosynthesis. 4. Summarize: A chemical equation shows reactants on the left side of an arrow, and products on the right, like this: reactant + reactant product + product. Based on your observations, what is the chemical equation for photosynthesis? CO 2 + H 2O C 6H 12O 6 + O 2 Turn on Show chemical equation to check. Were you correct? Check answers 5. Challenge: A chemical equation is balanced when each side of the equation includes the same number of each type of atom. A. Is the equation balanced as written? Why or why not? No. There are more C, H, and O atoms on the right side of the equation. B. If you are familiar with balancing equations, balance the photosynthesis equation. Write the balanced equation below, and then check your work by clicking Balance. 6CO 2 + 6H 2O C 6H 12O 6 + 6O 2

3 Activity B: Cellular respiration Get the Gizmo ready: Click Reset. Select the RESPIRATION tab. Introduction: Cellular respiration occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell and in mitochondria, organelles found in all complex cells. (Bacteria and other simple organisms do not contain mitochondria.) The Gizmo shows a mitochondrion surrounded by yellow cytoplasm. Question: What are the reactants and products of cellular respiration? 1. Predict: Of the molecules shown on the CHEMICALS pane, which do you think are reactants (ingredients) in cellular respiration? Which do you think are products? Reactants: Predictions will vary. Products: 2. Explore: Drag each molecule from the CHEMICALS pane to the RESPIRATION pane. Which molecules are reactants in cellular respiration? C 6H 12O 6 and O 2 3. Observe: Click Next. What happens in the cytoplasm? The C 6H 12O 6 molecule turns into two Pyruvic acid molecules, releasing energy. This process is called glycolysis. The word Pyruvic is short for pyruvic acid, a product of glycolysis. Glycolysis produces energy, which is stored in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) molecules. Glycolysis results in a net production of two ATP molecules. 4. Observe: Click Next. What happens now? The pyruvic acid molecules enter the mitochondrion. 5. Observe: Click Next. What happens in the mitochondrion? CO 2, H 2O, and a large amount of energy is released. Energy from the mitochondrion is also stored in the form of ATP. Thirty ATP molecules are produced for every two molecules of pyruvic acid. 6. Analyze: Cellular respiration involves two phases. Anaerobic respiration does not involve oxygen, while aerobic respiration does. Where does each phase take place? Anaerobic respiration: Anaerobic respiration takes place in the cytoplasm. Aerobic respiration: Aerobic respiration takes place in the mitochondrion. (Activity B continued on next page)

4 Activity B (continued from previous page) 7. Summarize: Based on what you have seen, what is the overall chemical equation for cellular respiration? C 6H 12O 6 + O 2 CO 2 + H 2O Turn on Show formula of chemical equation to check. Were you correct? Check answers 8. Challenge: A chemical equation is balanced when each side of the equation includes the same number of each type of atom. A. Is the equation balanced as written? Why or why not? No. There are more C, H, and O atoms on the left side than the right. B. If you are familiar with balancing equations, balance the cellular respiration equation. Write the balanced equation below, and then check your work by clicking Balance. C 6H 12O 6 + 6O 2 6CO 2 + 6H 2O 9. Extend your thinking: When you think of the word respiration, you might think about the process of breathing, which is actually called ventilation. (The respiratory system consists of the windpipe, lungs, etc.) How is breathing related to cellular respiration? (Hint: Think about both the reactants and the products of cellular respiration.) When we breathe in, we take in oxygen, which is one of the reactants in cellular respiration. When we breathe out, we release carbon dioxide and water vapor, two of the products of cellular respiration. 10. On your own: If no oxygen is present, pyruvic acid breaks down to form lactic acid. You can feel the effects of lactic acid if you exercise very hard. One way to produce lactic acid is to do a wall sit, supporting yourself against a wall in a sitting position. Try doing this for a few minutes. What do you feel in your thigh muscles? The wall sit exercise will produce a burning sensation in the thigh muscles.

5 Activity C: The carbonoxygen cycle Get the Gizmo ready: Click Reset. Select the CYCLE tab. Question: How is photosynthesis related to cellular respiration? 1. Form a hypothesis: How do you think photosynthesis is related to cellular respiration? Hypotheses will vary. 2. Predict: Look at the red arrows, and think about the photosynthesis and respiration reactions. Each red arrow connects a set of reactants to the products of the reaction. A. Which chemicals would you expect to find at the top of the diagram? Explain. C 6H 12O 6 and O 2: Both are products of photosynthesis and reactants in respiration. B. Which chemicals would you expect to find at the bottom of the diagram? Explain. CO 2 and H 2O: Both are products of respiration and reactants in photosynthesis. 3. Observe: Drag the Oxygen, Glucose, Carbon dioxide, and Water into the CYCLE pane. A. Which substances are reactants in photosynthesis? CO 2 and H 2O B. Which substances are products of photosynthesis? C 6H 12O 6 and O 2 C. Which substances are reactants in respiration? C 6H 12O 6 and O 2 D. Which substances are products of respiration? CO 2 and H 2O 4. Compare: How are the reactants and products of photosynthesis and respiration related to one another? The reactants of photosynthesis (CO 2 and H 2O) are the same as the products of respiration. The products of photosynthesis (C 6H 12O 6 and O 2) are the same as the reactants of respiration. (Activity C continued on next page)

6 Activity C (continued from previous page) 5. Review: In photosynthesis and respiration, energy is converted from one form to another. Light is a form of radiant energy. Glucose and ATP molecules store chemical energy. A. In the photosynthesis chemical equation, does the radiant energy of the Sun act as a reactant or a product? Explain your answer. The radiant energy of the Sun acts as a reactant because it is required by photosynthesis but is not produced by photosynthesis. B. In photosynthesis, what form of energy is sunlight converted to, and how is this energy stored? Photosynthesis converts radiant energy to chemical energy, which is stored in glucose molecules. C. In the respiration equation, does energy act as a reactant or a product? Explain. In respiration, energy acts as a product because energy is produced in the respiration reaction. D. How is the energy produced by respiration stored? The energy produced by respiration is stored as ATP molecules. 6. Summarize: How are respiration and photosynthesis related to each other? Respiration is the reverse of photosynthesis. Respiration uses glucose and oxygen to produce energy, carbon dioxide, and water. Photosynthesis uses carbon dioxide, water, and energy to produce glucose and oxygen. 7. Think and discuss: In what ways are plants and animals dependent on each other? Animals depend on plants for food, oxygen, and other uses such as shelter and clothing. Plants depend on animals for carbon dioxide and sometimes for water. [Some plants also depend on animals for pollination, seed dispersal, and soil nutrients.]

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