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7th Grade Science: Cells - Section 1-3 Molecules and Metabolism

Sci7 - Chapter 2.3 What a cell has to do to survive
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metabolism
All of the chemical reactions that occur within an organism.
anabolism
Reactions that build complex substances from simpler substances (uses energy)
catabolism
Reactions that break down large substances into simpler substances (provides energy)
fat, protein and carbohydrate
What are the "Big 3" ?
glucose, amino acids, fatty acids and glycerin
What are the "Little 4" ?
aerobic respiration
What is the final step in the break down of glucose USING OXYGEN - occurs in the mitochondria
carbohydrate
What is the name for organic compounds composed of carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O)?
lipid
What is the name for organic compounds that are commonly called fats and oils?
cellulose
What is a carbohydrate found in plants. Not easily digested by humans and gives a plant cell wall its structure
starch
What is the food molecule that is the storage form of glucose in plants
fatty acids and glycerol
What are the building blocks of lipids (fats)?
amino acids
What are the building blocks of protein?
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