PHOTOSYNTHESIS
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• Autotrophic Process: Plants and plant-like organisms
make their energy (glucose) from sunlight.
• Stored ...
Why is Photosynthesis important?
Makes organic molecules (glucose) out
of inorganic materials (carbon dioxide
and water).
...
Photosynthesis-starts to ecological food webs!
Plants use sunlight to turn water
and carbon dioxide into glucose.
Glucose is a kind of sugar.
Plants use glucose as food ...
How do we know that plants make
carbohydrates from just carbon dioxide
water and light energy?
• For example:
Jan Baptisa ...
Photosynthesis
Carbon dioxide + water glucose + oxygen
sunlightsunlight
absorbed by chlorophyllabsorbed by chlorophyll
66C...
Check it!
Plants in Action
What is the
process
that uses
the sun’s
energy to
make
simple
sugars?
Plant leaves have many types of cells!
Plant Cells
The photograph below is an elodea leaf X 400.
Individual cells are clearly visible. The tiny
green structures within the c...
Chloroplasts make the sugars!
Plants
Leaves are green
because they
contain
the pigment:
chlorophyllchlorophyll
Leaves have aLeaves have a
large surface ...
Chloroplasts
make the
oxygen too!
Stoma
This opening how plants exchange gases!
Check it! Can you name the two important
gases that go in and out of the lea...
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• Absorbing Light Energy to make chemical
energy: glucose!
• Pigments: Absorb different colors of white lig...
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• Why do we see green?
• Green color from white light
reflected NOT absorbed
• Chloroplast: organelle
respo...
Visible light is only
a small part of the
electromagnetic
spectrum (all forms
of light).
• LIGHT behaves as if it were composed of
"units" or "packets" of energy that travel in
waves. These packets are photons.
...
Chlorophyll: A Light Absorbing PigmentChlorophyll: A Light Absorbing Pigment
The Solar Panel Chemical!The Solar Panel Chem...
Photosynthesis
Glucose provides the energy and
carbon needed to make other
plant materials like wax and
proteins.
Oxygen and Sugar!
• In plants and simple animals, waste products are removed
by diffusion. Plants, for example, excrete O2
, a product of
ph...
EQUATION FOR
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
6CO6CO22 ++ 6H6H22OO ++ ENERGYENERGY CC66HH1212OO66 ++ 6O6O22
CARBONCARBON
DIOXIDEDIOXIDE
WATE...
The end!
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• 2 Phases
• Light-dependent reaction
• Light-independent reaction
• Light-dependent: converts light energy...
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• Light-dependent reaction (LIGHT Reaction)
• Requires light
• Occurs in chloroplast (in thylakoids)
• Chlo...
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• Light-dependent reaction (LIGHT Reaction)
• Energy lost along electron transport chain
• Lost energy used...
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• How did we get O2as a byproduct?!
• Photolysis: replaces lost electrons by splitting
water
Sun
Chlorophyll passes energy down through the
electron transport chain.
for the use in
light-independent reactions
bonds ...
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• Light-independent reaction (Dark Reaction)
• Does not require light
• Calvin Cycle
• Occurs in stroma of ...
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• What affects photosynthesis?
• Light intensity: as light increases, rate of
photosynthesis increases
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• What affects photosynthesis?
• Carbon Dioxide: As CO2 increases, rate of
photosynthesis increases
PHOTOSYNTHESIS
• What affects photosynthesis?
• Temperature:
• Temperature Low = Rate of photosynthesis low
• Temperature ...
Photosynthesis
Photosynthesis
Photosynthesis
Photosynthesis
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  1. 1. PHOTOSYNTHESIS
  2. 2. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • Autotrophic Process: Plants and plant-like organisms make their energy (glucose) from sunlight. • Stored as carbohydrate in their bodies. • 6CO2 + 6H2O + sunlight  C6H12O6 + 6O2
  3. 3. Why is Photosynthesis important? Makes organic molecules (glucose) out of inorganic materials (carbon dioxide and water). It begins all food chains/webs. Thus all life is supported by this process. It also makes oxygen gas!!
  4. 4. Photosynthesis-starts to ecological food webs!
  5. 5. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into glucose. Glucose is a kind of sugar. Plants use glucose as food for energy and as a building block for growing. Autotrophs make glucose and heterotrophs are consumers of it. Photo-synthesisPhoto-synthesis meansmeans "putting together with light.""putting together with light."
  6. 6. How do we know that plants make carbohydrates from just carbon dioxide water and light energy? • For example: Jan Baptisa van Helmont (1648) planted a willow branch weighing 5 pounds into 200 pounds of soil and then after 4 years the tree weighed 169 lbs. and the soil was still nearly 200 lbs. Experiments!Experiments!
  7. 7. Photosynthesis Carbon dioxide + water glucose + oxygen sunlightsunlight absorbed by chlorophyllabsorbed by chlorophyll 66COCO22 ++ 66HH22O + energyO + energy →→ CC66HH1212OO66 ++ 66OO22 As can be seen from the equation for photosynthesis, the wood, bark, and root came from water and carbon dioxide.
  8. 8. Check it! Plants in Action What is the process that uses the sun’s energy to make simple sugars?
  9. 9. Plant leaves have many types of cells!
  10. 10. Plant Cells
  11. 11. The photograph below is an elodea leaf X 400. Individual cells are clearly visible. The tiny green structures within the cells are chloroplasts this is where photosynthesis happens.
  12. 12. Chloroplasts make the sugars!
  13. 13. Plants Leaves are green because they contain the pigment: chlorophyllchlorophyll Leaves have aLeaves have a large surface arealarge surface area to absorb as muchto absorb as much light as possiblelight as possible "Thanks for the Glucose!""Thanks for the Glucose!"
  14. 14. Chloroplasts make the oxygen too!
  15. 15. Stoma This opening how plants exchange gases! Check it! Can you name the two important gases that go in and out of the leaves? Why are theWhy are the stomatastomata located on thelocated on the underside ofunderside of leaves?leaves?
  16. 16. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • Absorbing Light Energy to make chemical energy: glucose! • Pigments: Absorb different colors of white light (ROY G BIV) • Main pigment: Chlorophyll a • Accessory pigments: Chlorophyll b and Carotenoids • These pigments absorb all wavelengths (light) BUT green!
  17. 17. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • Why do we see green? • Green color from white light reflected NOT absorbed • Chloroplast: organelle responsible for photosynthesis • Chlorophyll: located within Chloroplast • Green pigment
  18. 18. Visible light is only a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum (all forms of light).
  19. 19. • LIGHT behaves as if it were composed of "units" or "packets" of energy that travel in waves. These packets are photons. • The wavelength of light determines its color.
  20. 20. Chlorophyll: A Light Absorbing PigmentChlorophyll: A Light Absorbing Pigment The Solar Panel Chemical!The Solar Panel Chemical!
  21. 21. Photosynthesis Glucose provides the energy and carbon needed to make other plant materials like wax and proteins.
  22. 22. Oxygen and Sugar!
  23. 23. • In plants and simple animals, waste products are removed by diffusion. Plants, for example, excrete O2 , a product of photosynthesis.
  24. 24. EQUATION FOR PHOTOSYNTHESIS 6CO6CO22 ++ 6H6H22OO ++ ENERGYENERGY CC66HH1212OO66 ++ 6O6O22 CARBONCARBON DIOXIDEDIOXIDE WATERWATER GLUCOSEGLUCOSE OXYGENOXYGEN
  25. 25. The end!
  26. 26. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • 2 Phases • Light-dependent reaction • Light-independent reaction • Light-dependent: converts light energy into chemical energy; produces ATP molecules to be used to fuel light-independent reaction • Light-independent: uses ATP produced to make simple sugars.
  27. 27. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • Light-dependent reaction (LIGHT Reaction) • Requires light • Occurs in chloroplast (in thylakoids) • Chlorophyll (thylakoid) traps energy from light • Light excites electron (e-) • Kicks e- out of chlorophyll to an electron transport chain • Electron transport chain: series of proteins in thylakoid membrane • Bucket brigade
  28. 28. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • Light-dependent reaction (LIGHT Reaction) • Energy lost along electron transport chain • Lost energy used to recharge ATP from ADP • NADPH produced from e- transport chain • Stores energy until transfer to stroma • Plays important role in light-independent reaction • Total byproducts: ATP, NADP, O2
  29. 29. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • How did we get O2as a byproduct?! • Photolysis: replaces lost electrons by splitting water
  30. 30. Sun Chlorophyll passes energy down through the electron transport chain. for the use in light-independent reactions bonds P to ADP forming ATP oxygen released splits H2O H+ NADP+ NADPH Light energy transfers to chlorophyll. Energized electrons provide energy that • At each step along the transport chain, the electrons lose energy.
  31. 31. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • Light-independent reaction (Dark Reaction) • Does not require light • Calvin Cycle • Occurs in stroma of chloroplast • Requires CO2 • Uses ATP and NADPH as fuel to run • Makes glucose sugar from CO2 and Hydrogen
  32. 32. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • What affects photosynthesis? • Light intensity: as light increases, rate of photosynthesis increases
  33. 33. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • What affects photosynthesis? • Carbon Dioxide: As CO2 increases, rate of photosynthesis increases
  34. 34. PHOTOSYNTHESIS • What affects photosynthesis? • Temperature: • Temperature Low = Rate of photosynthesis low • Temperature Increases = Rate of photosynthesis increases • If temperature too hot, rate drops

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