Scott Sessions - Photosynthesis & cellular Resperation

Photosynthesis is the prosess when a plant absorbs water, light energy, and CO2 to create oxygen, glucose, and sugar.

Plants and other organisms convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities (energy transformation).

Carbon Dioxide: is a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration. It is naturally present in air (about 0.03 percent) and is absorbed by plants in photosynthesis.

Stoma: Plants 'breathe' too, but they do it through tiny openings in leaves called stomata (singular: stoma). Stomata open and close to allow the intake of carbon dioxide and the release of oxygen.

Chloroplasts are the food producers of the cell. The organelles are only found in plant cells and some protists such as algae. Animal cells do not have chloroplasts. Chloroplasts work to convert light energy of the Sun into sugars that can be used by cells.

Chlorophyll: is any of several closely related green pigments found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants.

Glucose: is a simple sugar that is an important energy source in living organisms and is a component of many carbohydrates.

CO2 is burned fossil fuels know as Carbon Dioxide

H2O is Water

C6H12O6 is Glucose

O2 is Oxygen, and plants take in CO2 and release O2 which keeps us living.

Stored Energy/ATP: This occurs when a molecule of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) uses the energy released during cellular respiration to bond with a third phosphate group, becoming a molecule of ATP. So the energy from cellular respiration is stored in the bond between the 2nd and 3rd phosphate groups of ATP.

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