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process where plants transform light energy into food


light absorbing organelles found in the cells of plants. (site of photosynthesis)


light absorbing pigment in the chloroplasts


bubble of membrane inside chloroplasts.


photosynthetic bacteria


the molecule providing energy for the cell to do anything (Adenosine Tri-phosphate)


adenosine di-phosphate

Light Reactions

energy of light is going to be captured in the form of the two molecules ATP and NADPH


electron taxi with passengers


empty taxi, without electron passengers


bunch of chlorophyll molecules

Function of ATP in cells

provides energy for the cell in everything that it does, transportation, muscle function, etc.

Colors green plants absorb

red, blue/violet

Calvin Cycle

In this system, CO2 comes in and the output is glucose

glucose and oxygen

The end products of photosynthesis are _____ and _____

oxygen source stored energy.

Which of the following includes some of the benefits of photosynthesis?


Which of the following is produced by the light reactions of photosynthesis and consumed by the Calvin cycle?


Global warming could be magnified by __________.

UV radiation and infrared radiation

In the electromagnetic spectrum, the type of radiation that we call visible light occurs between __________.

blue-violet and red-orange

chloroplasts absorb light mainly in the _____ and _____ part of the spectrum.

chlorophyll a

Which of the following is a pigment that participates directly in the light reactions by absorbing mainly blue-violet and red light?

shorter and greater

The _____ the wavelength of light, the _____ the energy of a photon.

splitting water

When light strikes chlorophyll molecules, they lose electrons, which are ultimately replaced by other electrons obtained by __________.

make sugar

The overall function of the Calvin cycle is __________.


Which of the following provides a source of energy for the Calvin Cycle?

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