Why Photosynthesis is Important
By Delaine Messier
Why do you need to know?
What is Photosynthesis?
Photosynthesis is the transformation from radiant energy (the sun, which is where plants get their energy) to chemical energy. Photosynthesis occurs in chloroplasts which are organelles of a plant cell. That is where the transformation from radiant to chemical energy occurs. In order for photosynthesis to take place and survive it takes in carbon dioxide, water and sunlight (radiant energy) which are the reactants. The transformation takes place in chloroplasts and when it is complete is produces Glucose and Oxygen, which are the producers, as shown in the picture below.