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Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Crossword

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The first step of Cellular Respiration where glucose is broken in half and 2 ATP energy units are released. Glycosis
Short for Adenosine Triphosphate. It is the energy that is released when the mitochondrion breaks down the sugars you have eaten. ATP
The second of two major stages in photosynthesis, involving atmospheric CO2 fixation and reduction of the fixed carbon into carbohydrate. Calvincycle
The steps in photosynthesis that occur on the thylakoid membranes of the chloroplast and that convert solar energy to the chemical energy of ATP and NADPH, evolving oxygen in the process. Lightreactions
The small openings on the undersides of most leaves through which oxygen and carbon dioxide can move Stomata
Organism that can capture energy from sunlight or chemicals and use it to produce its own food from inorganic compounds; also called a producer. Autotroph
An organelle inside a plant cell only where photosynthesis takes place Chloroplast
An organism that must eat plants or other animals for food heterotroph
An organelle inside an animal AND plant cell where cellular respiration takes place Mitochondria
The process by which plants use carbon dioxide + energy from the sun to create sugars and oxgen Photosynthesis
Produces 36 ATP energy units for each sugar molecule broken up Krebscycle
The process that takes place inside all eukaryotic cells (both plants and animals) that breaks down sugars to produce energy in the form of ATP Cellularrespiration
Cellular respiration that takes place when there is oxygen Aerobicrespiration
Cellular respiration that takes place where there is NO oxygen anaerobicrespiration
Sugars produced by photosynthesis Glucose
Primary light absorbing pigment in autotrophs chlorophyll

Carbon Cycle Crossword

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An element that combines with oxygen and hydrogen to form the organic compounds that make up organisms Carbon
The trapping of reflected heat from the sun by the Earth's atmosphere. Greenhouse Effect
Burning of living things or fossil fuels that releases CO2 into the atmosphere Combustion
When animals consume other organisms with carbon (plants or animals) in order to grow and get energy Consumption
A type of consumer that feeds on dead plant or animal matter. Decomposers
Carbon rich matter from plants and animals that has been trapped in the Earth's crust and can be burned to release energy Fossils Fuels
The breakdown of food with the release of energy and carbon dioxide. Respiration
Green plants that produce food by photosynthesis Producers
Organisms that get their food from producers. Consumers
Molecule that contains Carbon Organic Molecule

Plant Vocabulary Crossword

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de up of many cells; makes its own food through photosynthesis; all plants are living things, but they cannot move like animals; examples of plants include trees, grasses, flowering plants, and mosses. Plants
a young plant sprouts from a seed; first sprout will turn into a seedling and then a small plant; to germinate, a seed needs the right conditions, including water, nutrients, and temperature. Germination
a plant structure that contains a young plant, food supply, and protective coating; Seeds are used by plants to create new plants; a seed can only produce the kind of plant it came from. Seed
a plant that uses flowers to reproduce; plants having seeds in a closed ovary; a plant that can produce fruit or flowers. Angiosperm
the transfer of pollen from the stamen (male) to the stigma (female); pollen can be transported from one flower by other living organisms or the wind to another flower; this is how they reproduce. Pollination
a biological process by which plants create offspring by combining their genetic material – sperm and egg, called gametes. Sexual Reproduction
In flowering plants (angiosperms) it begins with pollination, the transfer of pollen from anther to stigma on the same flower or to the stigma of another flower. Once the pollen grain lodges on the stigma, a pollen tube grows from the pollen grain to an ovule. Flower
one of the often brightly colored leaves of a flower Petal
a part of a plant, shaped like a leaf, that lies at the base of a flower; sepals hold and protect developing flower buds. Sepal
a yellow powder produced by the stamen of a flower; pollen fertilizes the pistil of another flower; without pollen, plants could not reproduce. Pollen
male reproductive organ of a flower that produces pollen; the stamen is made up of two parts, the anther and the filament Stamen
the part of a flower's stamen that contains the pollen; you can see these sticking out of the flower – they are the tips of the filaments. Anther
the part of a flower’s stamen; the slender stalk, the filament supports the anther Filament
the female reproductive organ of a flower that can be fertilized by pollen. Pistil
the part of a flower’s pistil that receives pollen and the pollen grain germinates; the stigma is the sticky Stigma
the part of the flower’s pistil that is a long, slender stalk that connects the stigma and the ovary. Style
in the flowering plants, an ovary is a part of the female reproductive organ of the flower; it is the part of the pistil which holds the ovule(s) and is located above or below or at the point of connection with the base of the petals and sepals. Ovary
a small body that contains the female reproductive cell of a plant; develops into a seed after fertilization Ovules
seed plants (such as conifers – pine trees or cycads) that produce “naked” seeds not enclosed in an ovary; non-flowering plants; can not produce fruits, they produce cones reproduce by pollination and sexual reproduction. Gymnosperm
plants without flowers that use spores instead of seeds to reproduce: has a root system, a stem, and large divided leaves, called fronds; ferns grow in m Fern
a reproductive cell that can grow into a new organism without fertilization; spores develop on the underside of the fern’s fronds and look like little dots; the spores are carried away from the leaves by wind and water. If the spore lands in moist, shaded soil, it can grow into a new plant. Spore
reproduction not requiring fertilization; its nucleus splits and the parent cell divides into two equal parts. Types of asexual reproduction include cell division, budding, fission, or spore formation, not involving the union of gametes Asexual reproduction
the process in which plants use the energy in sunlight to make food; green plants use their leaves to capture the sun’s light and carbon dioxide from the air. They combined this with water taken in by the plant’s roots. The result is sugar. This sugar gives the plant the energy it needs to grow. During photosynthesis plants release oxygen into the air for us to breathe. Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Crossword Puzzle

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Able to make energy from Light Energy (Plants) Autotrophs
Able to make energy from Chemicals (Bacteria) Chemotrophs
Obtains energy from food; Cannot make energy (Animals & Humans) Heterotrophs
The Organelle found in plants and algae cells where Photosynthesis takes place Chloroplast
Stacks of Thylakoids Grana
Flattened discs where Light-Dependent Reactions occur Thylakoid
The Solution/Space inside the Thylakoid where Light-Independent Reactions occur Stroma
Cannot occur without Oxygen; requires Oxygen Aerobic Respiration
Ca occur with or without Oxygen present; Does NOT require Oxygen Anaerobic Respiration
A green pigment found in most plant cells; gives plants there green color, reacts with sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to form Carbohydrates; located in Chloroplast Chlorophyll
The process by which plants, algae, and some bacteria use sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce Carbohydrates and Oxygen Photosynthesis
The process by which cells obtain energy from Carbohydrates; Atmospheric Oxygen combines with Glucose to form Water and Carbon Dioxide Cellular Respiration
The 1st step of Photosynthesis; Light Energy is captured and stored as NADPH and Oxygen gas is released; requires light Light-Dependent Reactions
The 2nd step of Photosynthesis; Calvin Cycle forms Organic compounds using the stored energy(Glucose) Light-Independent Reactions
The anaerobic breakdown of glucose to Pyruvic Acid, which makes a small amount of energy available to cells in the form of ATP; 1st Step of Cellular Respiration Glycolysis
A series of biochemical reactions that convert Pyruvic Acid into Carbon Dioxide and Water; it is the major pathway of oxidation for many organisms and it releases energy; 2nd Step of Cellular Respiration Krebs Cycle
Known as ETC, it converts the most energy into ATP for cells; domino effect; Final Step in Cellular Respiration Electron Transport Chain

Food chain Crossword

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Animals that eat only meat CARNIVORES
An organism that lives off the body of other organisms PARASITE
Animals that eat plants and other animals OMNIVORE
Animals that only eat plants HERBIVORES
Organisms that make their own food through photosynthesis PRODUCERS
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms CONSUMERS
A group of overlapping food chains FOOD WEB
A chain of living things that are linked together by what they eat FOOD CHAIN
Organisms that break down dead animals and recycle nutrients back into the soil DECOMPOSERS
The process that producers use to make their own food PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Animals that are above producers but below secondary consumers in a food pyramid PRIMARY CONSUMERS
Animals above primary consumers in the food pyramid SECONDARY CONSUMERS
Animals that are above secondary consumers in the food pyramid TERTIARY CONSUMERS
Animals that eat the dead bodies of other animals SCAVENGERS

Ecology Word Search

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home
human
air
respire
habitat
ecosystem
web
chain
glucose
food
flora
fauna
forest
reef
swamp
dessert
marine
flowers
trees
humous
worms
microorganisms
plants
animals
omnivore
carnivore
herbivore
energy
chlorophyll
sun
photosynthesis
producers
consumers
decomposers
carbon
Environment

Photosynthesis Crossword

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A plant pigment that absorbs sunlight chlorophyll
the process by which plant use energy from the sun to produce sugar photosynthesis
The link between the organisms, in which animal eats and gets eaten by another organism food chain
Part of plant where photosynthesis generally occur Leaves
Chlorophyll absorbs every color of sunlight except this green
A compound needed for photosynthesis water
A compound needed for photosynthesis which is present in air carbondioxide
An animal that eats plant herbivore
A by product of photosynthesis oxygen
the product of photosynthesis glucose

ecosystem word search

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indanger
extinct
hibernate
reproduce
migrate
desert
grassland
ocean
mimicry
adaptation
camouflage
ecosystem
predator
prey
instincts
adaptations
plants
animals
sun
decomposers
consumers
producers

Ecological Succession Crossword

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Living things in the ecosystem Biotic Factor
Groups of organisms at progressive levels Levels of ecological organization
Non-living factors including temperature, water, sunlight, wind, rocks and soil Abiotic Factors
Taxonomic group whose members can interbreed Species
Any living thing Organisms
Where do plants and animals naturally live and stay? Habitats
A close relationship; one species benefits, the other doesn't benefit but isn't harmed Commensalism
A close relationship; both species benefit Mutualism
Autotrophs convert light energy into chemical energy is called what? Photosynthesis
Organisms that take in food material and are above producers on the energy pyramid is a what? Consumer

Life Science Crossword

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All living and nonliving things that exist and interact in one place. Ecosystem
The remains of plants and animals. Organic Matter
All the organisms that live in the same ecosystem and interact with each other. Community
All the organisms of the same kind that live in the ecosystems. Population
An organism that eats living things to get energy. Consumer
An animal such as an insect or bird, that helps plants make seeds by moving pollen from one part of the plant to another. Pollinator
Any organism that makes its own food. Producer
The process of making more of one's own kind. Reproduction
The scattering or carrying away of seeds from the plant that produced them. Seed Dispersal
An animal that only eats other animals. Carnivore
An animal that only eats plants. Herbivore
An animal that eats both plants and other animals. Omnivore
The process plants use to make food. Photosynthesis
An animal that hunts other animals for food. Predator
An animal that is hunted for food by a predator. Prey
To break down into simpler materials. Decay
An orgaism that breaks down the remains of dead organisms. Decomposer
A tiny living thing that can only be seen with a microscope. Microorganism
The process of breaking down materials into a different form for a new use. Recycling
An animal that feeds on the remains of dead animals. Scavenger
A physical feature or behavior that helps an organism survive in its habitat. Adaptation
The coloring, marking, or other physical appearance of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings. Camoflauge
The place where an organism lives. Habitat
To go into deep sleep during which an animal uses very little energy and usually does not need to eat. Hibernate
An adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or like a plant. Mimicry
The role a plant or an animal plays in its habitat. Niche
A group of organisms that produce organisms of one kind. Species
No longer living Extinct
To move to another region when seasons change and food supplies become scarce. Migrate
A major division of geologic time defined by events that took place during that time. Era
The preserved traces and remains of an organism that lived long ago Fossil
A scientist who studies fossils. Paleontologist