The process by which plants make food is the most important reaction on Earth.A reaction involving carbon dioxide, water, and energy from the sun.Understanding life and atmospheric balance is dependent on an understanding of photosynthesis and respiration.
Step 1: Discuss how plants produce oxygen.
Plants convert the sun’s energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis.O2 is created by the series of reactions used to do this conversion.Oxygen, which is critical for all other life on the planet, is released into the atmosphere.If you teach children, you can say that plants take in carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen.
Step 2: Point out that plants produce sugars.
Carbohydrates are made from carbon and hydrogen.Plants use them to store the energy from the sun.The plant takes carbon dioxide, CO2, and water from its environment to create carbohydrates to store energy.Carbohydrates are used by the plant to store energy and transfer it to animals that eat it.Plants make sugars and starches out of sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide.
Step 3: Mention that most of the photosynthesis takes place in plants.
Plants use the process of photosynthesis, which is carried out by some other organisms.The venus flytrap is a plant that uses its prey as a way to collect materials to build cells.The person trying to understand the process of photosynthesis needs to keep in mind that plants and some organisms produce energy in different ways.Young children don’t associate plants with photosynthesis.If the child is old enough to know what lifeforms are, then only mention them.
Step 4: Break down the cells of the body.
Plants have an organelle within them that allows for photosynthesis.The light dependent phase of photosynthesis uses the sun’s energy to create energy-storing molecules that are needed later in the process.This is possible because of a substance in the chloroplasts that absorbs light from the sun.It’s a good idea to mention chlorophyll to children, but keep it basic.The sun’s energy is absorbed by the plant chlorophyll.
Step 5: Discuss the photosystems.
The light dependent reactions are done in 2 phases.The light activated photosystem II splits water.The creation of O2 and H ion is also known as protons.Some of the protons are used to make adenosine triphosphate.The remaining protons are transferred from photosystem II to photo system I, where they are converted to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate.You could explain to the kids that the sun’s energy is used to make hydrogen and oxygen.
Step 6: The light dependent reactions have products.
Oxygen, ATP, and NADPH are the primary products of the light dependent reactions.The oxygen is released into the atmosphere and used by the plant for the next phase of photosynthesis, also known as the Calvin Cycle.During the light dependent phase of photosynthesis, no carbohydrates are produced.
Step 7: Light dependent reactions drive independent reactions.
The molecule is used to store and exchange energy.The molecule used to transport electrons is called NADPH.During the light independent phase of photosynthesis, both will be needed to provide energy for carbon fixation.Light dependent reactions can only happen in the light, while light independent reactions are carried out by the plant.
Step 8: Explain carbon fixation.
The process by which carbon atoms are fixed to another carbon atom or molecule is called carbon fixation.This is the way in which sugars are constructed.The process requires a lot of energy.You can tell young learners that the plant sticks together.
Step 9: Light independent reactions can be shown.
The light independent reactions are the last set of reactions.G3P is produced through carbon fixation.G3P is a small carbohydrate that can be converted into a longer form of food.The plant uses sucrose for energy.There is an energy reserve in the chloroplasts.