What is Photosynthesis?
Energy from sunlight, water absorbed by the roots, and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere produce glucose and oxygen by photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants and other things make food. It is a chemical process that uses sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into sugars the cell can use as energy.
How does Photosynthesis Work?
3 Main Parts of Photosynthesis
Light dependent (Absorption)- chlorophyll and carotenoids absorb water is split into oxygen and hydrogen
ETC- movement of Hydrogen across the thylakoids, makes energy to create ATP and NADPH
Light independent (Calvin cycle)- in the stroma using electrons carbon enters as CO2 and leaves as sugar