Photosynthesis by: Erica

Photosynthesis is the process that converts light energy into chemical energy that can be released to fuel organisms.

The first step is the light dependent reaction which is when solar energy is converted into energy

This is the diagram of the light dependent reaction

H2O splits and has an electron go through photosystem 2 where it gets energized. As it travels it loses energy so when it enters photosystem 1 it is renergized. It then keeps traveling and makes NADPH and ATP.

After the light dependent reaction comes the Calvin cycle

a cycle that carbon goes through to make sugars and energy for a plant

In the Calvin Cycle carbon has to go through it 6 times in order to make any energy or sugars

The carbon goes around and makes ADP and NHDP+ that can go back in the thylakoid to help with the light dependent reaction it also creates G3P and rubisco the G3P is transported out to make glucose and the rubisco gets used to make RuBP which is the starting point of the Calvin cycle


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