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Photosynthesis
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Why are Autotrophs Important? Plants are autotrophs which have chloroplasts Chloroplasts can absorb wavelengths from solar radiation Energy can be harvested from the sun
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Photosynthesis Photosynthesis is the process by which plants, some bacteria, and some protista use external light energy to produce internal energy
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Photosynthesis 6CO 2 + 12H 2 0 + light energy C 6 H 12 O 6 + 6H 2 O +6O 2 Carbon dioxide + water + light
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Leaf structure
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Products of Photosynthesis What happens when a plant makes more simple sugar than it can use at that moment? Monosaccharides polysaccharides (starch)
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Products of Photosynthesis Plant in sun (stores excess sugar as starch) Plant left in dark? Must use starch (breaks it down)
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Experimental Question If we change the AMOUNTS of carbon dioxide and light , how is the rate of photosynthesis affected? Carbon dioxide + water + light energy Glucose + water + oxygen HOW DO WE MEASURE THE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS?
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Experimental Design
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