The Importance of Photosynthesis
What is photosynthesis?
Plants are producers which means that in order to live they have to create their own food, this process is known as photosynthesis.
Explain the value of photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis not only creates food for the plant but in doing so, plants release oxygen which is critical in order for human life to be existent.
What energy transformation occurs during photosynthesis?
The organelles known as chloroplasts take in radiant energy (sunlight) and turn it into chemical energy to produce food.
Explain the process of photosynthesis.
Sunlight has to make contact with the plant, it can then draw water and soil from the earth in which it is most likely planted. Plants breathe in carbon dioxide which is also needed for the chloroplasts to produce plant food.
What items do plants need in order to undergo photosynthesis?
Sunlight, chlorophyll, water, and carbon dioxide.
What is produced by photosynthesis?
Two things are produced from photosynthesis. One is plant food for the plant and the other is oxygen for humans and animals.
What is the formula for photosynthesis?
6 CO2 + H2O + C6H120 + 6 O2
What are chloroplasts and what role do they play in photosynthesis?
Chloroplasts are the green organelles in the plant cells that help the plant perform photosynthesis and create plant food.
Where do plants get their energy?
Plants gain energy from the sun.
Why are plants important to animals?
Because humans and animals need oxygen to live which plants give off.
Where do you find plants on the food chain?
Plants are typically at the bottom of the food chain sense they are producers.