photosynthesis: making energy

by: Josue Aguilar

What is photosynthesis?

photosynthesis converts the suns energy into chemical energy. plants make food which is also called glucose. cellular respiration happens in both plants and animals. It depends on whether or not there is oxygen.

steps of photosynthesis

  1. step 1. the energy that cells make and use is called ATP glycolysis makes 2 molecules of energy.
  2. Step 2. Check for oxygen, if oxygen is present, the cell can make more ATP. if there is no oxygen the cell has to recycle the pieces from glycolysis.
  3. step 3. cellular respiration, oxygen required 2 more sets of reactions which occur the cells mitochondria