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Photosynthesis


Noun – photosynthesis

Verb – photosynthesize

 

What is photosynthesis?

Green plants make their own food from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll using the energy of sunlight. This process is called photosynthesis.

 

 

What are the factors needed in photosynthesis?

1) Carbon dioxide

2) Water

3) Sunlight

4) Chlorophyll

 

What is chlorophyll?

Chlorophyll is the substance that gives plants their green colour and it helps a plant to make its own food using sunlight.

 

What are the special features in leaves to photosynthesize?

 

Features

Reason

1) Large leaves To absorb as much light as possible
2) Flat leaves To absorb as much light as possible
3) Veins in the leaves To carry water and mineral salts from the roots into the leaves.To carry the food away to other parts of the plant.