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MTLE Life Science: Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration - Chapter Summary
Study this chapter as you work to accumulate advanced knowledge of life science, including photosynthesis and cellular respiration. This chapter will help you prepare for MTLE Life Science exam questions about:
- Chloroplast and its structure
- The Calvin-Benson cycle
- Products and steps of the electron transport chain
- The structure and function of mitochondria
- The steps and products of the glycolysis pathway
- Products and steps of the citric acid cycle
- The functions of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
- The structure and functions of organelles in cells
Qualified and credentialed instructors teach the lessons in this chapter. The self-paced animated lessons present you with questions for thought, and they provide thorough answers. Move from one main area of a video to the next by using the video tags. You'll find them by clicking the Timeline link under the video screen. Upon completion of a lesson, take a brief five-question quiz. If you miss a question or two, you can go back and check the information, then retake the quiz before moving on to the next lesson.
1. Chloroplast: Definition, Structure, Function & Examples
A chloroplast is a basic organelle that in a sense is one of the most important organelles to us, and we don't even have them! In this lesson, we will be looking where chloroplasts are found and what their role and function is in cells.
2. Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle
Photosynthesis starts out using the energy from sunlight to get things started, but it ends with the dark reactions, which don't need sunshine to complete sugar production. In the Calvin cycle, ATP and NADPH from the light reactions are used to produce sugars.
3. The Electron Transport Chain: Products and Steps
In this lesson, we'll learn about the finale of cellular respiration. The electron transport chain uses products from the first two acts of glycolysis and the citric acid cycle to complete the chemical reaction that turns our food into usable cellular energy.
4. Mitochondria: Structure & Function
Energy is produced inside the mitochondria of your cells. This function is why mitochondria are referred to as the powerhouses of the cell. Learn about the unique way mitochondria are structured and why this structure makes them so good at their job.
5. Glycolysis Pathway: Steps, Products & Importance
Cellular respiration creates chemical energy in the form of ATP from the food we eat and the air we breathe. In this lesson, we'll learn about the first part of this process, glycolysis.
6. The Citric Acid (Krebs) Cycle: Products and Steps
In this lesson, we return to the process of cellular respiration for the second act of creating energy from food. In this act, products from glycolysis feed into the next stage, the citric acid cycle.
7. ATP: Definition & Molecules
ATP is the molecule that fuels life. It is where our cells get the energy needed to perform their tasks. This lesson will define ATP, explain its structure, and briefly outline how it works.
8. Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions
This lesson will focus on the major organelles that are found inside of eukaryotic cells. It will discuss their structures and functions. The differences in organelles found in plant and animal cells will also be covered.
9. Physical & Chemical Changes Impacting Photosynthesis & Respiration
In this lesson, we'll talk about how physical conditions such as drought, heat, and salinity can be a problem for plants as they try to photosynthesize and respire.
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