This file contains a very basic reading on cellular respiration with questions, a very basic reading on photosynthesis with questions, an analysis activity for both cellular respiration and photosynthesis, and a comparison sheet. The activities focus on understanding the overall chemical equations for both processes rather than the mechanism of the reactions themselves. These can be used as classwork or homework, depending on your students' ability levels. I used these activities with biology students in an alternative high school setting. The activities are basic enough to be used with middle school students.
Full answer key is included for all handouts.