The Need for EnergyEnergy is essential to life. The molecule that stores energy is ATP or adenosine triphosphate.
The Need for Energy ATP is the energy carrier for the cell. ATP allows energy to be immediately available for cell processes.
PhotosynthesisPhotosynthesis is the process that uses the suns energy to make simple sugars.6CO2 + 6H2O C6H12O6 + 6O2Photosynthesis takes place in the chloroplast of plant and algal cells.
Where are chloroplasts found?
PhotosynthesisPigments like chlorophyll are required for photosynthesis to take place.Photosynthetic pigments are stored in the thylakoids of the chloroplast. grana
Water enters the plant through the roots and travels up to the leaf through the veins.Water then travels to each cell through a process known as OSMOSIS.
Carbon dioxide then travels to each cell through a process known as Diffusion.Carbon dioxide enters the leaf through the stomata.
PhotosynthesisPhotosynthesis happens in 2 phases:Light-dependent reactionChloroplast StageElectron Transport ChainLight-independent reactionCalvin cycleCarbon FixationProduces Glucose
Light Dependent ReactionThe Light Dependent Reaction converts light energy into chemical energy and produces ATP.The products of the Light Dependent Reaction are used to fuel the Light Independent Reaction.chloroplast
Light Independent ReactionThe Light Independent Reaction takes place in the stroma of the chloroplast.C6H12O6thylakoidschloroplast