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1 Photosynthesis

2 Warm-up: Read the following and respond.
In 1648, a Flemish alchemist, Jan van Helmont, had a hypothesis. To test it, he grew a tree in a tub of soil, adding nothing but measured quantities of water for five years. During that time, he kept track of the weight of the soil and the tree. At the end of the experiment, the tree had gained 164 pounds and the soil had lost 2 ounces. What could von Helmont conclude from his experiment?

3 Conclusion Most of the tree’s increase came from something other than the soil.

4 Photosynthesis

5 Photosynthesis In the process of photosynthesis, plants use the energy in sunlight to make food.

6 Sources of Energy Nearly all living things obtain energy either directly or indirectly from the energy of sunlight captured during photosynthesis.

7 How Living Things Use Energy From the Sun
Plants manufacture their own food through the process of photosynthesis. Remember: An organism that makes its own food is called an autotroph. An organism that cannot make its own food, including animals such as the zebra and the lion, is called a heterotroph. Many heterotrophs obtain food by eating other organisms. Some heterotrophs, such as fungi, absorb their food from other organisms.

8 How Living Things Use Energy From the Sun
Autotroph Directly Heterotroph Indirectly Heterotroph Indirectly

9 Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is a complex process.
During photosynthesis, plants and some other organisms use energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O) into oxygen (O2) and sugar (C6H12O6).

10 Steps in Photosynthesis
Sequencing Sequence is the order in which the steps in a process occur. Create a flowchart that shows the steps in photosynthesis. Put each step in a separate box in the flowchart in the order in which it occurs. Steps in Photosynthesis Sunlight strikes leaf. Chlorophyll captures light energy. Cells use the energy to produce sugars and oxygen from water and carbon dioxide.

11 How do plants get the raw materials needed for photosynthesis?
The cell needs two raw materials for stage 2: water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). › Plant roots absorb water from the soil, and the water then moves up to the leaves.

12 Carbon dioxide enters the plant through small openings on the undersides of the leaves called stomata.

13 Chloroplasts Once in the leaves, the water and carbon dioxide move into the chloroplasts. › Inside the chloroplasts, the water and carbon dioxide undergo a complex series of chemical reactions and produce two important products of photosynthesis: sugar and oxygen.

14 Chloroplasts The chloroplasts in plant cells give plants their green color. The green color comes from pigments, colored chemical compounds that absorb light. › The main photosynthetic pigment in chloroplasts is chlorophyll. Chlorophyll captures light energy and uses it to power the second stage of photosynthesis to produce sugars.

15 Chloroplasts

16 Plant cells use sugar for food and to make other compounds, such as cellulose.
›Plant cells also store sugar for later use. Oxygen exits the leaf through the stomata. ›Almost all of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere was produced by living things through photosynthesis.

17 The Two Stages of Photosynthesis
During photosynthesis, plants and some other organisms use energy from the sun to convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and sugars.

18 The Two Stages of Photosynthesis
-List the two stages in the process of photosynthesis. Capturing the sun’s energy Producing sugars -The green pigment in chloroplasts, called chlorophyll, absorbs light energy from the sun. -Is the following sentence true or false? Besides the energy in sunlight, the cell needs water and carbon dioxide to make sugar. True -What are stomata? Stomata are small openings on the undersides of the leaves through which carbon dioxide enters the plant and oxygen exits.

19 Photosynthesis Summary

20 Photosynthesis -Circle the letter of each product of photosynthesis.
a. water b. carbon dioxide c. oxygen d. Sugars -Is the following sentence true or false? Photosynthesis produces the carbon dioxide that most living things need to survive. True

21 The Photosynthesis Equation
-Write the chemical equation for the process of photosynthesis. 6CO2 + 6H2O C6H12O6 + 6O2 (carbon dioxide) (water) (yields) (sugar) (oxygen) -What word does the arrow in the chemical equation stand for? yields or makes

22 The Photosynthesis Equation
-Circle the letter of each raw material of photosynthesis. a. carbon dioxide b. glucose c. water d. oxygen -Circle the letter of each sentence that is true about the products of photosynthesis. a. Plant cells use the sugar for food. b. Some of the sugar is made into other compounds, such as cellulose. c. Some of the sugar is stored in the plant’s cells for later use. d. Extra sugar molecules pass out of the plant through the stomata.

23 The Photosynthesis Process Activity
Click the above link to open a browser window and access Active Art about the photosynthesis process.

24 Mitochondria's role in Photosynthesis

25 Two Stages of Respiration
During respiration, cells break down simple food molecules such as sugar and release the energy they contain.

26 Summary of Respiration
The breakdown of energy rich molecules like glucose to obtain energy is called cellular respiration. Cellular respiration occurs in both plants and animals. The energy gained from the breakdown of glucose is stored in cells as ATP. Cellular respiration can be summarized by the following equation: C6H12O CO H2O ENERGY

27 Key Components in Respiration
Glucose: A simple, 6 carbon sugar that serves as the primary energy source in the body. ATP (Adenosine triphosphate): The major energy currency of the cell. ATP is a high-energy molecule that stores and transports energy within cells.

28 Photosynthesis and Respiration
You can think of photosynthesis and respiration as opposite processes.

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