-The leaves have cells that contain Chloroplasts -Chloroplasts contain a green pigment called chlorophyll Chlorophyll has the ability to change light energy into chemical bond energy Chlorophyll absorbs red and blue light and reflects green light. chloroplast
Having both a & b enable plants to absorb light from a wider region of the spectrum
What color light would be best for plants to grow in?
Red & Blue
Photosynthesis only occurs in the light. Provides most of the oxygen in our atmosphere. The rate of photosynthesis depends on: Temperature ( ENZYMES ) Light Intensity Amount of CO 2 available Amount of Water available
Photosynthesis is the opposite of cellular respiration