Photosynthesis is the process of which plants use carbon dioxide, water, sunlight to produce food and energy
Sunlight goes into the chloroplasts of the plant which is absorbed by chlorophyll, and water enters through the roots. A chemical reaction happens where it combines the carbon dioxide molecules with water molecules to form glucose with oxygen as its waste.
The chemical formula for photosynthesis is 6CO2 + 6H2O + light energy = C6H12O6 + 6O2.
This process combines carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water to create glucose
Plants, algae, protists, and Elysia Chlorotica (a type of sea slug)
Things that go through photosynthesis
The Light Dependent Reaction uses light energy to make ATP and NADPH and oxygen. It's located in the thylakoid membrane of the chloroplasts. Its reactants are water, ADP, NADP, and sunlight. Those combined make oxygen, NADPH, and ATP.
There are two stages that make up photosynthesis: The Calvin Cycle and Light Dependent Reaction
The Calvin Cycle is a series of steps of chemical reactions in photosynthesis where glucose is made from carbon dioxide. It's located in the chloroplasts which is the in the stroma of a plant. Its reactants are ATP, NADPH, and carbon dioxide. Those combined make glucose
The Calvin Cycle
Photosynthesis is important to life because all living things need oxygen to survive. Plants produce oxygen as their waste releasing it for other living things. Organisms that go through photosynthesis also produce sugar for secondary consumers. The animals that are eat animals and those animals eat plants which provide nutrients for other living things.