Presentation on theme: "You are a carbon dioxide molecule in the atmosphere. You see a plant. Do you… Enter the plant Stay outside the plant."— Presentation transcript:
You are a carbon dioxide molecule in the atmosphere. You see a plant. Do you… Enter the plant Stay outside the plant
Light Dependent Reactions When you enter the plant, you see light energy. Light energy is used to make ATP in light dependent reactions. The ATP is used to energize light independent reactions Move On
Game Over You have now caused the demise of polar bears. Go Back
Light Independent Reactions You enter the chloroplast. Do you: Enter the light independent reaction Do nothing
System Error You cannot do nothing. It is unproductive. Go Back
Enter the Light Independent Reaction ATP provides the energy needed for this reaction. You see a 5-carbon sugar. It menacingly looks at you. Do you: Join with it Join with it Run away
Joining the 5-carbon sugar You quickly make friends with the macromolecule and are now stored as chemical energy. It is night time and you hear an herbivore. Do you: Remain as stored energy Expend energy for cellular respiration
You are Eaten! The animal eats the plant you are stored in. Enzymes are used to breakdown glucose (you) and oxygen. Do you: Continue to be broken down See if the animal spits you out
Plant Cellular Respiration-Glycolysis Within the plant glucose (you) move across the cell’s membrane. Glycolysis begins to break you down into pyruvate. Your breakdown also creates the molecules of ATP and NADH. Continue
Animal Cellular Respiration You are digested and glucose (you) moves across the cell’s membrane. Glycolysis begins to break you down into pyruvate. Your breakdown also creates the molecules of ATP and NADH. Continue
Game Over You are now a lump of chewed up plant, lying on the ground. Go Back
The Krebs Cycle As a 3-carbon pyruvate, you are broken down and produce more ATP and NADH. Do you: Biosynthesize Watch a carbon leave and carbon dioxide
Krebs Cycle Continued You witness one of the carbon atoms break down and then biosynthesize into carbon dioxide. Do you: Biosynthesize Watch a carbon leave and carbon dioxide
Krebs Cycle Continued You are the final carbon remaining in pyruvate. Do you: Biosynthesize Leave as carbon dioxide
Game Over You add carbon into the atmosphere. Algae grows out of control now. Go Back
Biosynthesis You leave behind the Krebs Cycle. You now may be synthesized into: Lipids Amino Acids
Lipids After you leave the Krebs Cycle, you are biosynthesized into a lipid. Do you: Stay stored Wait till the animal starts to move
Staying Stored-Game Over As a carbon atom in a lipid, you are stored for a long time. Go Back
Animal Starts to Move You feel the animal start to move. You hear a loud noise. Suddenly, you feel warm. Carry on wayward carbonCarry on wayward carbon.
Eaten…Again! You have been eaten again! You are broken down into pyruvate. Eventually you are synthesized into an amino acid. Go Ahead
Amino Acid You are now biosynthesized into an amino acid, the building block of protein. You have now gone from carbon dioxide in the air to a protein atom. Congratulations, you have traced carbon and energy! The End!
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