All about Photosynthesis

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All about Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants and other organisms prepare their food in the presence of light.

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All about Photosynthesis

Plants convert light energy from the sun into chemical energy that is used for their activities. Without photosynthesis, plants would not exist.

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All about Photosynthesis

Plants need three things for the process of photosynthesis: carbon dioxide, water and light. Carbon Dioxide + Water + Light -----> Sugar + Oxygen

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Sunlight is captured and energy is stored as a chemical molecule called ATP. ATP is then used to for other plant processes and to create sugar and organic compounds which help in plant growth. 

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Plants capture sunlight using a pigment called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is green, which is why plants are green in colour. Chlorophyll converts light energy into chemical energy.

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Photosynthesis occurs in green plants, seaweeds, algae, green stems and certain bacteria within specialised cell structures called chloroplasts.

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Photosynthesis is influenced by temperature, light wavelength, light intensity and the level of carbon dioxide.

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Oxygen is an important by-product of photosynthesis. Most organisms depend on this oxygen for their life and survival.

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