Grace has just finished her biology course and she decided to take her little brother on a walk. She wanted to teach him about some of the concepts that she learned.
Look at that bird eating in the tree over there!
Of course!Inputs: carbon dioxide and waterLight energy -> provided by the sun -> provides the energy for the reactionOutputs:oxygen gas -> released by the plantsglucose -> a sugar used by plants for energy
That's so cool! The bird is eating the insects in the tree. What does the tree eat to make energy?
Plants are producers and are able to make their own energy throughPHOTOSYNTHESIS!
What is Photosynthesis?
Equation: CO2 + H20 ----> C6H12O6 + O2 light
Photosynthesis occurs in an organelle called a chloroplast.
Can you explain each part of the equation?
Chlorophyll is the pigment in plants that allows them to absorb the most amount of energy from the sun
They walked back home and continued to look around while contrasting the differences between producers and consumers.
It is really amazing how this process works! Thanks for teaching me about it.
No problem! I still find this very interesting and I learn new things everyday