Photosynthesis

Rocqwell & Morgan

How does water enter a plant and get to the leaves?

Water is taken up by the roots of the plant and is then transported to the leaves and lost into the air.

How does CO2 enter the leaf?

Plants are able to get carbon dioxide from the air through their leaves. Carbon dioxide is diffused through the holes on the underside of the leaf.

Where does photosynthesis occur in the plant?

Photosynthesis takes place in a plant cell called chloroplasts.

Why is sunlight important to the process of photosynthesis?

Sunlight is important to the process of photosynthesis because plants use the energy from the sun to take carbon dioxide and water to turn them into carbohydrates.

What is a waste product for the plant and how is it removed from the plant?

A waste product for a plant is oxygen. It is removed from the leafs stomata.

What does the plant do with the sugar it makes?

The plant takes the sugar that it makes to store energy and for its growth. The plant also keeps its sugar when photosynthesis happens to make its own food.

What are the final products of photosynthesis and how are they important to life on this planet?

The final products of photosynthesis are glucose and oxygen. Oxygen is important because it is utilized in aerobic cellular respiration and glucose is important because it is necessary for cellular respiration.