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Cycles

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle

TermDefinition
Cellular Respiration This process requires oxygen to break down chemical energy into usable energy and releases carbon dioxide as a waste product.
Photosynthesis This process removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
carbohydrates This biomolecule is made by a tree.
fossil fuels If burned, coal and oil will release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
waste When animals digest food they are able to add nitrogen into the soil by removing their digest food from their bodies.
Nitrification This is the process of converting ammonia into a usable form of nitrogen.
nitrogen fixing bacteria Nitrates are broken down by this micro organism
decomposers This is can be a micro organism that will consume dead tissue.
Roots This is found on an autotroph and has nodules, which have a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen fixing bacteria
autotrophs This organism is able to produce its own energy.
heterotrophs This organism has to consume other organisms to gain energy for it's cells.
Glucose. This molecule is the main source of energy for most organisms.
Carbon Dioxide This molecule travels into the atmosphere, and is taken up by plants, and it is released by animals.
Oxygen This molecule is released by plants and is taken up by animals.
nitrogen This molecule has to be broken down by the bacteria found in roots in order to be used by animals.
Created by: melissa1334