The Need for Energy Energy is essential to life. The molecule that stores energy is ATP or adenosine triphosphate.

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  • The Need for EnergyEnergy is essential to life. The molecule that stores energy is ATP or adenosine triphosphate.

  • The Need for Energy ATP is the energy carrier for the cell. ATP allows energy to be immediately available for cell processes.

  • PhotosynthesisPhotosynthesis is the process that uses the suns energy to make simple sugars.6CO2 + 6H2O C6H12O6 + 6O2Photosynthesis takes place in the chloroplast of plant and algal cells.

    Where are chloroplasts found?

  • PhotosynthesisPigments like chlorophyll are required for photosynthesis to take place.Photosynthetic pigments are stored in the thylakoids of the chloroplast. grana

  • Water enters the plant through the roots and travels up to the leaf through the veins.Water then travels to each cell through a process known as OSMOSIS.

  • Carbon dioxide then travels to each cell through a process known as Diffusion.Carbon dioxide enters the leaf through the stomata.

  • PhotosynthesisPhotosynthesis happens in 2 phases:Light-dependent reactionChloroplast StageElectron Transport ChainLight-independent reactionCalvin cycleCarbon FixationProduces Glucose

  • Light Dependent ReactionThe Light Dependent Reaction converts light energy into chemical energy and produces ATP.The products of the Light Dependent Reaction are used to fuel the Light Independent Reaction.chloroplast

  • Light Independent ReactionThe Light Independent Reaction takes place in the stroma of the chloroplast.C6H12O6thylakoidschloroplast

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