Photosynthesis By - Cai Newman

What is photosynthesis and how does it affect our lives?

Photosynthesis is the process of which green plants and other organisms use sunlight to create their own food from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment or color, chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a byproduct. The chlorophyll absorbs the energy from the sun, CO2, and water (H2O) to make glucose (sugar).

The sunlight energy and CO2 is being absorbed by the chlorophyll pigment.

Stoma are little pores in the plants leaves. Just like how CO2 is poisonous to us, oxygen is poisonous to Plants. The stoma are how the plant breathes.

The stoma are the little pores in the leaf.

Chloroplasts work to convert sunlight energy into sugars that the plants can use. Chlorophyll is a pigment that gives the plant color green.

The chlorophyll absorb the energy from the sun.

Stored energy or ATP is how plants store energy. ATP is short for adenosine triphosphate. ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism. Most cellular functions need energy in order to be carried out.

Cellular respiration is a set of metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of plant / organism to convert biochemical energy from nutrients into ATP and then release waste products. The waste product for plants is oxygen.

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