Overview of Photosynthesis

Science, Grade 6


Table Of Contents: Overview of Photosynthesis

1. What Is Photosynthesis?
Photosynthesis is the process that green plants use to capture energy from the sun and convert it to food. Some bacteria and protists also use photosynthesis.
2. Plants Need Water and Carbon Dioxide
In addition to the sun's energy, plants also need water and carbon dioxide to carry out the process of photosynthesis.
3. Plants Produce Oxygen and Food
Plants produce oxygen and food in the form of sugar during the process of photosynthesis.