By: Maggie Barnett
Photosynthesis it important to all animals and humans, without it we wouldn’t be able to survive. Although we depend on plants for survival plants also need us. The carbon dioxide made by humans, plants need to make oxygen.
Photosynthesis is the process where radiant energy (from the sun) is used to turn carbn dioxide into chemical energy (glucose). Oxygen is a plants waste product that is released during the process. Photosynthesis is a chemical reaction because it produces chemical energy.
To photosynthesize plants need water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide. Plants take in the Carbon Dioxide through the stoma and mixes with water and sunlight. This forms glucose (chemical energy) the plants food. The waste product of photosynthesis is oxygen which humans and animals need to survive. When humans and animals breathe in oxygen it produces Carbon Dioxide for plants and the process starts all over again.
Chloroplast is an organelle in a plant cell where the process of photosynthesis takes place. Plants are autotrophs which means they can produce their own food. Plants get there energy from the food they make called glucose.
Plants are always at the beginning at the food chain, this is because they are autotrophs that can produce food for themselves. Although plants can make there own food, animals cannot so they depend on other organisms for energy such as grass.
Arrows = The flow of energy