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Photosynthesis -Introduction
  
Stagesby Clearly Ambiguous on Flickr


Photosynthesis (play ; from the Greek φώτο- [photo-], "light," and  [synthesis], "putting together", "composition") is a chemical process that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds.
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Punaise mangeant une chenille sur des ortiesby ComputerHotline on Flickr


Photosynthesis is the source of energy for nearly all life on earth, either directly, through primary production, or indirectly, as the ultimate source of the energy in their food.
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Say Goodbye to Rainy Seasonby joka2000 on Flickr


As well as energy, photosynthesis is also the source of the carbon in all the organic compounds within organisms' bodies.
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Spring is coming, but it's still mostly insideby Unhindered by Talent on Flickr


The plant gets energy and light from the sun.
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How lucky am I, really?by Benimoto on Flickr


Plants get water from the ground through their roots.
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Backlightby dicktay2000 on Flickr


The plant also takes in carbon dioxide through its leaves.

 

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Afternoon Hikeby pfarrell95 on Flickr


Like a recipe, a plant adds a (cup of) water, (pinch) of sunlight, a (teaspoon) of carbon dioxide.
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september i göteborg 8by opethpainter on Flickr


The leaf acts like its own little factory. Inside, the leaf uses all of the gathered ingredients to make glucose.  Glucose is special sugar which the plant uses for food. The plant also stores some glucose for future use.

 

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i love green HBW [ Explored ]by { pranav } on Flickr


In the process of making this special food, the plant releases oxygen into the atmosphere.
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