Hello my dear plant-friend. I’m back from my owner’s home after having my delicious meal...Dog Biscuits!
Wow! It must’ve been tasty. I just finished making my food.
It was! But, say, where is you food? How do you make it?
It is in my leaves. I make my own food. Let me tell you how it is possible.
The process of making my food is called PHOTOSYNTHESIS. There is something in our leaves called CHLOROPLASTS. They collect sunlight from the sun. They also contain the green pigment called CHLOROPHYLL. The water comes from the soil via the roots to the stem and the the leaves. We have STOMATA on the underside of our leaves which collect carbon-dioxide. They release oxygen which humans and animals use to breathe. The stomata also releases and absorbs moisture.
To explain it in short: Water + Carbon Dioxide along with Chlorophyll and Sunlight gives us Starch/Glucose/Carbohydrates (plant food) and Oxygen.
Cool! Now.... Nap Time!
Thank You! Hope you liked the storyboard. - Ramya Singh, 7C
We have very small opening called STOMATA all over the underside of the leaves. The stomata opens to absorb the carbon dioxide needed to perform photosynthesis. They also open to release the oxygen produced by this process. Plant leaves are also able to absorb and release water through the stomata.