Captain Carbon

Captain Carbon

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  • This tree is about to eat! Let's take a look at how photosynthesis is made for food.
  • Carbon dioxide enters the leaf first.
  • Water is absorbed into the leaf.
  • Photosynthesis takes place in the chloroplast which only plant cells have. Carbon dioxide and water are both reactants for photosynthesis.
  • Light hits the pigment in the membrane of a thylakoid, splitting the water into oxygen.
  • Light reactions are split into two types , there is light independent (Calvin cycle) and light dependent. This step is light dependent.
  • And that is the process of photosynthesis!
  • The Calvin Cycle ( light independent) uses the carbon dioxide that has been collected to help produce glucose. ATP and NADP+ give the energy for the reactions to occur.
  • Carbon Dioxide Water
  • 6CO2 + 6H2O
  • Solar Energy
  • What did you learn?
  • Photosynthesis
  • C6H12O6 + 6O2
  • Glucose Oxygen
  • In light dependent reactions light energy is used to convert ADP to ATP and NADP+ to NADPH.
  • The second of two major stages in photosynthesis (after the light reactions), involving CO2 fixation and reduction of the fixed carbon into carbohydrate.
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