Leaf Structure and Photosynthesis

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Leaf Structure and
Photosynthesis
Standard Grade Biology
Photosynthesis
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Photosynthesis
• Green plants (producers) can use light
energy to make their own food
• This process is called photosynthesis
• Green plants are green because they
contain a chemical called chlorophyll. This
chemical is used to trap light energy.
• Chlorophyll is contained in the chloroplasts
of plant cells
• Light energy is used to change carbon
dioxide and water into starch and oxygen
• The word equation for photosynthesis is
carbon + water
dioxide
Light energy
starch + oxygen
Structure of a leaf
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