Wendy Contreras


In this project I will be explaining what photosynthesis is, how it works, and describe what chloroplast does.

What is Photosynthesis?

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy. These organisms are referred to as the producer and they are vitally important to all life on earth. They produce food for themselves and to feed the consumers who cannot make their own food. Oxygen is also needed for this process

How does it work?

The first part is called the light dependent reaction. This reaction happens when the light energy is captured and pushed into a chemical called ATP. The second part of the process happens when the ATP is used to make glucose (the Calvin Cycle).

Photosynthesis can happen in plants because they have chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes plants green it also gets the energy from the sun to make sugars out of carbon dioxide from the air and water.
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Description of chloroplasts.

Chloroplasts are the food producers of the cell. The organelles are only found in plant cells, chloroplasts work to convert light energy of the Sun into sugars that can be used by cells.
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