Name ____________________ Date _____________ Comparing & Contrasting Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration Directions. Complete the graphic organizer to compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Use your text book and class notes to guide you. Fill in the appropriate information for each row. Photosynthesis Type of cell(s) it occurs in? (Plant, animal and/or bacterial?) Which organelle does it occur in? Purpose of the process? (Why does it occur in the cell?) Reactants involved? Products produced? Removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (yes or no?) Adds carbon dioxide to the atmosphere (yes or no?) Cellular Respiration Based on the table above, write each term or statement in the correct part of the Venn diagram below. 6CO2 + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2 Chloroplasts Chlorophyll Animal cells Plant cells Produces carbon dioxide Mitochondria Sunlight → Chemical Produces oxygen C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O + Energy Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration Some people claim talking to plants can make them grow better. Given what you know about photosynthesis and respiration, why might a person talking/breathing very close to plant have an impact on its growth? If plants produce oxygen as a result of photosynthesis, why aren’t oxygen levels continually increasing in the atmosphere?