Chapter 8.1 presentation - Photosynthesis

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Chapter 8.1 presentation - Photosynthesis

  1. 1. Chapter 8.1 Photosynthesis
  2. 2. Vocabulary • ATP (adenosine triphosphate) – a cell’s way of storing energy • ATP can easily release and store energy by breaking and re-forming bonds between phosphate groups • Pg. 193
  3. 3. Vocabulary • Autotrophs – living things that can capture energy from sunlight or chemicals to make its own food –Example - plants • Heterotrophs – living things that get food by consuming, or eating –Example - humans
  4. 4. Photosynthesis • Process by which autotrophs use the sun’s energy to produce carbohydrates • Plants, algae, and some bacteria can use photosynthesis to make their own food • All life on earth depends on autotrophs to get energy from the

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