Photosynthesis

Katelynn Everett and Alaya Mosteller

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

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

How does CO2 enter the leaf?

Plants get carbon dioxide from the air through the leaves. It goes through the small holes in the underside called stomata.
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Where does photosynthesis occur in the plant?

Takes place inside plant cells in small things called chloroplasts.
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Why is sunlight important to the process of photosynthesis?

Light energy is is absorbed by chlorophyll, a pigment of the plant.
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What is a waste product for the plant and how is it removed from the plant?

Oxygen is an example of a waste product, photosynthesis uses carbon dioxide to make sugar and products oxygen as a byproduct. Respiration uses oxygen to release energy.
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What does the plant do with the sugar it makes?

It uses the sugar during photosynthesis, its also used for energy storage and growth.
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What are the final products of photosynthesis and how are they important to life on this planet?





The final products of photosynthesis are glucose (sugar) and oxygen. The oxygen allows animals and other organisms to breathe and produce energy through cellular respiration. The sugar (food) is also used by other organisms to make energy. Both oxygen and glucose are ingredients in the process of cellular respiration, which all organisms undergo, to make energy.

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