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Cell Processes according to the Buffalo Public Schools pacing guide.

products

the elements or compounds produced by a chemical reaction

reactants

the elements or compounds that enter into a chemical reaction

substance

any element or compound

autotrophs

organisms that make their own food

producers

organisms that make their own food

consumers

an organism that obtains energy and nutrients by feeding on other organisms or their remains.

photosynthesis

the process by which plants make food

photosynthesis equation

water + light energy + carbon dioxide --> oxygen & glucose

glucose

sugar

cellular respiration

the process by which organisms make energy from food using oxygen.

osmosis

diffusion of water

diffusion

the process by which molecules move from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration

mitosis

the process in which a cell divides to form into two new cells that are identical (the same).

chromosome

cell parts made out of DNA that carry the instructions for an organism.

cellular respiration equation

glucose + oxygen --> energy (ATP) + carbon dioxide + water.

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