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Photosynthesis

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Photosynthesis

  1. 1. Mind Stretchers <ul><li>Which of the following features might you find in plants that live in a dry desert climate? </li></ul><ul><li>a. a thick waxy leaf covering </li></ul><ul><li>b. deep roots </li></ul><ul><li>c. extensive shallow roots </li></ul><ul><li>d. all of the above </li></ul><ul><li>Which of the following organisms is not a consumer? </li></ul><ul><li>a. a deer </li></ul><ul><li>b. a rabbit </li></ul><ul><li>c. a caterpillar </li></ul><ul><li>d. an oak tree </li></ul>
  2. 2. Chloroplast What does it do?
  3. 3. Chloroplasts are located in plant cells. <ul><li>They are used to absorb the sun’s energy and change it into food. </li></ul><ul><li>This process is called Photosynthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Photo= Light </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesis= Putting Together </li></ul>
  4. 4. Photosynthesis: How does it work? <ul><li>The Chloroplasts mix carbon dioxide(what you breath out), water and sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>The mixture produces Glucose(sugar) and Oxygen. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Here is another way to think about it. <ul><li>Carbon Dioxide 6 CO 2 + Water 6 H 2 O + Light energy = </li></ul><ul><li>Glucose C 6 H 12 O 6 + </li></ul><ul><li>Oxygen 6 O 2 </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Jolley Green Giant says: <ul><li>Without photosynthesis there would be no food to eat! </li></ul><ul><li>6 CO 2 + 6 H 2 O + Sunlight </li></ul><ul><li>= C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6 O 2 </li></ul>

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