Science Project on Photosynthesis
Hi. We're plants. Bushes to be specific. Now, we don't operate like you. You eat and breathe through your nose and mouth, while we eat and breathe through our leaves. We eat through a process called Photosynthesis.
Ya see, this process makes us live! CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) and H2O (water) enter us thanks to the sun. This not only feeds us, but makes us green as well! Rainwater goes into our roots, and that's how we don't die. But that's another topic.
In return, we release glucose! But all plants are different. The flowers above us, and the grass below us work the same way, but with different temperatures and environments comes different ways of photosynthesis!
There talking about me! I'm a cactus. In Arlington, Virginia, there are usually different types of temperatures than here in Arlington, Texas. StoryboardThat wouldn't turn the green grass to sand, but it's all good. The rocks kind of show that we are now in a totally different, hot, dry environment!
Instead of regular photosynthesis, I use CAM Photosynthesis. My stomata close during the day so that I don't lose my water in this dry environment. But at night, my stomata open! Now i exchange gases between my fellow plants (that aren't near me currently). I also store carbon dioxide in it's similar form, C4
I use this C4 during the day to survive. So now you see it! We may both be in Arlington, but the different states do matter! Me, a cactus in a dry temperature environment (therefore using CAM Photosynthesis) and a bush, in a more tropical environment (therefore using regular old photosynthesis).
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