The Process of Photosynthesis

HEIDI MCMELLEN

 

FOR THE PROCESS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS YOU NEED A GREEN PLANT OR A PROTOCTISTA OR A PROKARYOTE. YOU ALSO NEED SUNLIGHT AND WATER .

 

IN PLANTS, THE PROCESS BEGINS WHEN IT RAINS AND WHEN YOU BREATH OUT CARBON DIOXIDE. IT TAKES THE CARBON DIOXIDE THROUGH THE LEAVES AND THE WATER THROUGH THE ROOTS OF THE PLANT. THEY THEN MIX TOGETHER IN THE CHLOROPLAST WHERE THE LIGHT IS TRAPPED.

 

THE MIXTURE OF THE TWO MAKE A SUBSTANCE CALLED GLUCOSE, A SIMPLE SUGAR, AND GIVE OFF OXYGEN SO THINGS CAN BREATH. THEN IT TAKES THE CARBON DIXIODE IN RETURN AND TAKES IN WATER SO THE PROCESS CAN CONTINUE .

 

PHOTOSYNTHESIS- MEANS PUTTING TOGETHER WITH LIGHT . GREEN PLANTS USE ENERGY FROM LIGHT TO COMBINE CARBON DIOXIDE AND WATER TO MAKE FOOD. LIGHT ENERGY IS CONVERTED TO CHEMICAL ENERGY AND IS STORED IN THE FOOD MADE BY GREEN PLANTS. THE LIGHT USED IN PHOTOSYNTHESIS IS ABSORBED BY A GREEN PIGMENT CALLED CHLOROPHYLL.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: PHOTOSYNTHESIS , YOUNG STUDENTS LEARNING LIBRARY JAN 1996 COPYRIGHT @ 1994 , BY NEWFEILD PUBLICATION ,INC.

 

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