Overview of Cellular Respiration

Science, Grade 6

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Table Of Contents: Overview of Cellular Respiration

1. What Is Cellular Respiration?
Cellular respiration is a process by which cells break down glucose to release stored energy.
2. Who Uses Cellular Respiration?
Both autotrophs and heterotrophs use cellular respiration to obtain energy from stored sugar molecules.
3. Cellular Respiration Equation
Cellular respiration can be summarized in a simple chemical equation. Glucose and oxygen are broken down to carbon dioxide and water, and energy is produced.