Energy Transformation: Photosynthesis vs. Cellular Respiration


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What is the starting source of energy for photosynthesis?

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1. What is the end form of energy in cellular respiration?

2. Which of the following is a similarity between photosynthesis and cellular respiration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are provided as a chance for you to review what you know about how plants transform energy through photosynthesis and cellular respiration. You'll review common terms related as well as the processes of energy transformation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review what you know about:

  • The source of energy for photosynthesis
  • What cellular respiration creates in the form of energy
  • Key differences between photosynthesis and cellular respiration

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can recall the basics of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  • Distinguishing differences - review what you know about energy transformation to be able to explain the differences between photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  • Knowledge application - revisit what you know energy transformation to answer questions about the process of photosynthesis

Additional Learning

Learn more about energy transformation in plants by reading the accompanying lesson, Energy Transformation: Photosynthesis vs. Cellular Respiration. This resource reviews:

  • Why plants need photosynthesis
  • How photosynthesis works
  • Key terms related to energy transformation like chloroplasts, chlorophyll, autotrophs, anabolic reactions and catabolic reactions
  • How cellular respiration works
  • Comparing photosynthesis and cellular respiration