Photosynthesis is important to our lives. It provides us with the fuel for energy,
How does it work?
It's like a factory...
The cells take in 6 units of Carbon dioxide and 6 units of water.
And then using the right frequencies of light, the chloroplast in the cell splits the water and releases electrons.
It starts with the light reactions, which take place in a stack of units called thylakoids. The energy from the light of the sun is harnessed to split H2O. The product of the is released electrons and these are transported by a compuond called NADPH.
Next, in the stroma, or the liquid within the chloroplast, the Calvin's cycle takes place. This is the process in which NADPH and CO2 are turned into G3, which is a basic component of glucose and other necessary sugars.
So it start with 6 carbon dioxides and 12. When you absorb sunlight you get glucose, 6 water, and 6 oxygen.
This is a very important process of life that provides all organisms with energy derived from the sun