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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Elementary Science Reply To: Elementary Science

  • Suryansh

    June 25, 2023 at 3:54 pm
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    Ans1: Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use sunlight to make food. They take in sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide, and produce glucose (sugar) and oxygen. Let’s break it down into simple steps:

    Sunlight: Plants have a special green pigment called chlorophyll in their leaves. When sunlight shines on the leaves, chlorophyll captures the energy from the sunlight.

    Water: Plants absorb water from the ground through their roots. This water travels up to the leaves through tubes in the plant called xylem.

    Carbon Dioxide: Plants take in carbon dioxide from the air through tiny pores on their leaves called stomata.

    Making Food: Inside the plant’s cells, the captured sunlight energy, water, and carbon dioxide react together in a part of the cell called the chloroplast. This reaction produces glucose, which is a type of sugar that plants use as food.

    Releasing Oxygen: As a byproduct of photosynthesis, plants release oxygen back into the air through the stomata. This oxygen is what we breathe and is vital for animals and other living organisms.

    Overall, photosynthesis is a process where plants use sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide to make glucose (food) and release oxygen. It’s like a plant’s way of eating and breathing at the same time.

    If you'd like a more visual explanation, you can watch this video: [YouTube Link:]

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