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Producers

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Producers

  1. 1. Producers Ecosystems
  2. 2. Components of a Food Chain <ul><li>PRODUCERS </li></ul>3. CONSUMERS 4. DECOMPOSER <ul><li>SUN </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Producers are organisms that can make their own food using air, sunlight, and water </li></ul>
  4. 4. Producers <ul><li>Green plants and algae are producers </li></ul>
  5. 5. Photosynthesis <ul><li>Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants make their own food using the sun’s energy, water and carbon dioxide. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Without plants there would be no food (energy) for the rest of the food chain. </li></ul><ul><li>ALL energy in every food chain begins with the sun. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Producers capture the sun’s energy and turn it into food using photosynthesis. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Photosynthesis <ul><li>* Formula for photosynthesis: </li></ul>CO 2 + H 2 O + sunlight  O 2 + C 6 H 12 O 6 = Oxygen + Glucose Carbon Dioxide + Water + Sunlight
  9. 9. These stomata on the leaves are used for gas exchange
  10. 10. Most of the energy is captured in the leaves
  11. 11. Close-up of a Chloroplast!
  12. 12. Photosynthesis occurs in the chloroplasts
  13. 13. <ul><li>Plants absorb light primarily using the pigment chlorophyll . </li></ul><ul><li>There is so much chlorophyll it mask the other pigments </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Tomorrow we are going to determine what other pigments are found in plants </li></ul><ul><li>Paper chromatography </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Lab safety is extremely important!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Do not put your hands near your mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Chemicals are harmful </li></ul><ul><li>Follow all directions and if you are unsure….ask first! </li></ul>

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