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Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

This video explains how plants make glucose through photosynthesis, and includes a demonstration of photosynthesis in action.

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Key learning points:

  • Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants make use of sunlight to produce food.
  • Each cell in a green plant contains chloroplasts.
  • Chloroplasts contain the green pigment, chlorophyll.
  • Chlorophyll uses energy from sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into glucose and oxygen.
  • Photosynthesis is essential to life on this planet as it provides us with oxygen and food.

 

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