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Science Vocabulary

Science words to learn

TermDefinition
energy the strength & vitality required to sustain physical and mental activity.
cellular respiration process that takes place in the cell and converts nutrients into ATP energy.
mitochondria the organelle that performs cellular respiration
glycolysis the breakdown of glucose
aerobic to require oxygen
anaerobic to not require oxygen
ATP energy that stores and supplies the cell with energy
enzyme a substance that acts as a catalyst to bring about a chemical reaction
photosynthesis the process in which plants and organisms use sunlight to synthesize foods
chloroplasts an organelle in which photosynthesis takes place
chlorophyll the green pigment present in the chloroplasts
xylem vascular tissue in plants
glucose sugar
stomata plural for stoma which is the pores of the epidermis in the leaf or stem of a plant
phloem tissue in plants that conduct sugar and metabolic wastes downward from the leaves
grana thylakoids embedded in the stroma of the chloroplast
palisade layer parallel elongated cells below the epidermis of the leaf
spongy layer fills the leaf between the palisade layer and the lower epidermis
guard cell a pair of curved cells that surround the stoma
stroma consists of connective tissues and blood vessels
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