The Carbon Dioxide- Oxygen Cycle relates to the relationship between Carbon Dioxide [CO2] breathing plants and Oxygen [O2] breathing life forms. All oxygen-breathing life forms take in Oxygen and exhale CO2. Plants take in the CO2 and use it in their photosynthesis process and in turn give off oxygen. The Carbon Dioxide-Oxygen Cycle is a continuously occurring process whereby animals inhale Oxygen and then exhale carbon dioxide, and plants use the CO2 and "exhale" O2. Plants and other producers use carbon dioxide in photosynthesis. They produce oxygen as a waste product. Carbon dioxide moves from the air into the leaves of plants. Oxygen moves from the plant into the air through the leaves. Almost all living things, including plants, get energy from cellular respiration. This process releases energy from the sugar molecules in food. Oxygen is used in cellular respiration. Carbon dioxide is produced as a waste product. The oxygen produced during photosynthesis is used in cellular respiration. The carbon dioxide produced in cellular respiration is used in photosynthesis. Carbon dioxide and oxygen move through the ecosystem in this path called the CARBON DIOXIDE-OXYGEN CYCLE. During photosynthesis, algae green plants take in CO2 from the air. They use CO2, along with H2O and the sun's energy, to make their own food (respiration). In this process, O2 is released as a waste product. Plants and animals need this oxygen to release energy from food. During photosynthesis green plants take in CO2 from the air. They use CO2 along with H2O and the sun's energy to make their own food (respiration). In this process O2 is released as a waste product. Plants and Animals need O2 to release energy from food. In the process O2 is taken in and CO2 is released. Carbon is also released as CO2 when organisms die and decay (work of decomposers).
The carbon dioxide-oxygen cycle is the cycle in which living things (such as plants and animals) take