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Photosynthesis Biology

Photosynthesis vocabulary for a Grade 8 unit on Photosynthesis and Respiration at IGB International School in Malaysia
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chlorophyll
Absorbs light energy.
Pigment that gives a plant its green color. Found in the chloroplast
chloroplast
organelle where photosynthesis takes place.
oxygen
gas product of photosynthesis
carbon dioxide
Gas taken in and used during photosynthesis.
light energy
energy from the sun that is used by plants to produce their own food by the process of photosynthesis
Photosynthesis
converting light energy to the chemical energy of food in plants
Photosynthesis word equation
carbon dioxide + water --> glucose and oxygen
Photosynthesis symbol equation
CO2+H2O --> C6H12O6 + O2
Glucose
the type of sugar made during photosynthesis
product
a substance that is formed by a chemical reaction
reactant
substance that begins a reaction
photosynthesis reactants
carbon dioxide and water
photosynthesis products
glucose and oxygen
water
taken in by the roots of a plant during photosynthesis
Thylakoid
saclike photosynthetic membranes found in chloroplasts
grana (granum)
stacks of thylakoids
Stroma
fluid portion of the chloroplast; outside of the thylakoids

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