Science Project

By: Jahmeir Hamilton

Photosynthesis

*Plants are organisms that make their own food, a simple sugar, for survival.

*The process by which they make this sugar is called photosynthesis.

*Chloroplasts, found in the cells of the leaf, contain chlorophyll, a green pigment that absorbs-light energy.

*During this process, plants use carbon dioxide gas from the air (taken in through openings, or pores, in the leaf called stomata) and water (taken in through the roots) to make sugar (food) in the leaves.

*During the process of photosynthesis, oxygen is also produced. The oxygen is released into the air through the stomata.

*Photosynthesis is the process that provide the oxygen in the atmosphere that most living organisms need.