Revised 6/23/08 The details of photosynthesis are to help students with the bigger picture – don’t test over details, test over concepts and overall targets!. PHOTOSYNTHESIS. Photosynthesis. What is the ultimate source of all energy. energy. energy.
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Plants reflect this color
of light. That’s why
most plants are GREEN
Plant pigments like chlorophyll absorb these
colors of light so these colors are not seen.
What colors of light would a plant
with purple leaves absorb?
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Disks called GRANA contain the pigment
The liquid portion of a chloroplast is the STROMA
Chloroplast containing chlorophyll
PLANTS MAKE GLUCOSE
PLANTS TAKE IN
CO2 AND H2O
The cycle of reactions in the dark phase of photosynthesis was named after him for his work in identifying the processes taking place.Who was Calvin anyway?
The number of atoms is not equal on both sides of the equation.
Balance the equation so that the number of atoms of each element is equal on both sides.
one carbon atom reactant
6 carbon atoms product
Analyze the relationship between photosynthesis, biogeochemical cycles, and food chains.