What is Photosynthesis?

Photosynthesis is the process in which plants to make Oxygen (O2) and Glucose (C6H12O6). The plant needs Water (H2O), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and the Sun's rays in order for this process to work. This process is only used during the day because of the sunlight.

How Does It Happen?

Key 1 - The Roots: The roots are what absorb the water from the ground.

Water Goes Up the Roots

Key 2 - The Stoma: The Stoma is basically the pours of the plant. They are located on the leaves. They control the airflow of Oxygen and CO2 coming in and out.

CO2 In and O2 out

Key 3 - The Leaves: The Leaves are what absorb the air and the suns rays.

The leaves absorb the sun

Key 4 - Chloroplasts: Cloroplasts are tiny green pigments that contain Chlorophyll. This protein is what makes green plants green. The chlorophyll is what takes the suns rays and stores it as chemical energy. The chloroplasts take the O2, CO2, and Sunlight into Glucose and 6O2.

What is Cellular Respiration?

Cellular Respiration is the process in which plants and animals take Glucose (C6H12O6) and O2 and break them down into H20, CO2, ATP. Once this is achieved, the H2O and CO2 are released from the organism and the ATP is used as energy to do anything that causes work.

How Does This Happen?

This process is only possible, thanks to this great piece of a cell called Mitochondria. Mitochondria where Cellular Respiration takes place.

Here is a model of the Glucose and O2.

Here is the Model of Cell. Resp.


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