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  • 6co2 + 6h2o= c6h12o6 + 6o2
  • Photosynthesis

    1. 1. Photosynthesis<br />Taylor Funk<br />
    2. 2. Photosynthesis is…<br />The process through which plants make their own food. This food is a special type of sugar called glucose.<br />The plants take carbon dioxide and water and use the energy from the sun to create glucose and the oxygen we breathe.<br />
    3. 3. Time to fill-in your notes!<br />The purpose of Photosynthesis is for plants to make their own food.<br />Their food is a special sugar called glucose. <br />
    4. 4. The plant breathes in CO2 and absorbs the energy from light.<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />C<br />C<br />C<br />
    5. 5. Energy from the Sun<br />Remember that light is actually made up of colors. In the color prism are red, green, and blue “wavelengths”.<br />
    6. 6. Blue and Red light get “eaten” (absorbed) . Green bounces off.<br />The plant uses those different colors of light for different things. <br />It absorbs and stores the red and blue, but the green bounces off, giving the plant its color.<br />
    7. 7. Inside the plant:The Chloroplasts<br />Where the reaction happens!<br />A Chloroplast<br />Chloroplasts are one organelle in a plant.<br />Organelles are like an organ in a human body, like a liver, kidney, lung, etc.<br />Cells of Chlorophyll<br />
    8. 8. Inside the Chloroplasts:Chlorophyll<br />Chlorophyll is a chemical inside the chloroplasts. Some chemicals in the human body are blood, enzymes, saliva, etc. <br />Chlorophyll stores the blue and red light energies.<br />Like a jar catches lightning bugs…<br />
    9. 9. Once the Chlorophyll captures the light, the reaction can occur.<br />Chloroplast<br />Chlorophyll<br />
    10. 10. Check for Understanding<br />What is the name of the ORGANELLE where Photosynthesis happens?<br />What is the name of the CHEMICAL that captures the energy from the light?<br />
    11. 11. Time to fill-in your notes!<br />3. The organelle where photosynthesis happens is a chloroPLAST.<br />4. The chemical inside the chloroplasts that stores the light energy is chloroPHYLL.<br />
    12. 12. Photosynthesis: the ingredients<br />CO2<br />Water<br />Carbon Dioxide<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />H<br />C<br />C<br />O<br />O<br />C<br />C<br />C<br />C<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />H2O<br />6 CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) + 6 H2O (Water)<br />
    13. 13. Time to fill-in your notes!<br />5. The ingredients of Photosynthesis are carbon dioxide and water.<br />
    14. 14. Photosynthesis: powered by light!<br />Light energy<br />Plants use the light energy stored in the chlorophyll to power photosynthesis<br />Just like we use gasoline to power our cars…<br />
    15. 15. Time to fill-in your notes!<br />6. Photosynthesis is powered by light.<br />
    16. 16. Photosynthesis: the products<br />Oxygen<br />Glucose<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />C6H12O6<br />O2<br />Glucose is a special kind of sugar that plants make. Glucose is the plant’s food source.<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />O<br />C6H12O6 (glucose) + 6 O2 (oxygen)<br />
    17. 17. Time to fill-in your notes!<br />7. The products of photosynthesis are glucose and oxygen.<br />
    18. 18. The Equation<br />The equation is like a sentence in a book or a math problem. It quickly sums up what happens during photosynthesis.<br />6 CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) + 6 H2O (Water) powered by light<br />C6H12O6 (Glucose) + 6 O2 (Oxygen)<br />
    19. 19. This is what you really need to know!Work on these questions with your buddy- don’t use your notes.<br />What are the INGREDIENTS for photosynthesis? (Hint: There are 2!)<br />What POWERS photosynthesis? (Hint: It’s like the gas in our cars)<br />What are the PRODUCTS of photosynthesis? (Hint: There are 2!)<br />What is the main purpose of photosynthesis? Why do plants need to do it? (Hint: Which product is the MOST important?)<br />
    20. 20. Answers<br />Carbon Dioxide and Water are the INGREDIENTS of photosynthesis.<br />Light energy POWERS photosynthesis (bonus points if you remembered that it’s the blue and red light!)<br />Glucose and Oxygen are the PRODUCTS of photosynthesis.<br />Plants have to perform photosynthesis to get GLUCOSE, because GLUCOSE is their food!<br />
    21. 21. References<br />All pictures are from either Microsoft Office Clip Art or were created using a composition of shapes available in Microsoft Office.<br />I knew about Photosynthesis from science classes all through grade school, but when I needed to double-check a fact, I used:<br />Rader, A. (2010). “Photosynthesis”. Retrieved from:<br />