Ch 10: Campbell Biology Chapter 10: Photosynthesis

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The Photosynthesis chapter of this Campbell Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with photosynthesis. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Photosynthesis textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • The process of photosynthesis
  • The structure of chloroplasts
  • The function of chlorophyll
  • Light reactions of photosynthesis
  • Dark reactions of photosynthesis
  • Plants' alternative methods of carbon fixation

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6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Campbell Biology Chapter 10: Photosynthesis
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Photosynthesis: Biology Lab

1. Photosynthesis: Biology Lab

Photosynthesis is the process in which plants capture light from the sun and transform it into energy. Break down the photosynthesis reaction, learn how to test the reaction rate for photosynthesis in a biology lab, and analyze the results.

Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana

2. Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana

Photosynthesis occurs inside plant cells in tiny structures called chloroplasts. Learn about chloroplast structure and some of its important components including chlorophyll, the stroma, thylakoids, and grana.

Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

3. Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

In photosynthesis, chlorophyll and other pigments absorb wavelengths from sunlight, which excites the electrons contained in them. Discover the process of how light energy is absorbed by chlorophyll and why it is important for the next steps of photosynthesis.

Photolysis and the Light Reactions: Definitions, Steps, Reactants & Products

4. Photolysis and the Light Reactions: Definitions, Steps, Reactants & Products

The process of photosynthesis includes photolysis, the light reactions that use energy from sunlight to split water molecules. Learn about the steps, reactants, and products involved in photolysis and understand how to define this oxygen-producing process.

Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

5. Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

In the beginning of the photosynthesis process, sunlight energy is necessary. But photosynthesis progresses to dark reactions, known as the Calvin-Benson Cycle, to complete the process of sugar production. Learn about the steps in this cycle, including how the process uses carbon dioxide, ATP, and NADPH to create sugar.

Alternative Methods of Carbon Fixation in Plants

6. Alternative Methods of Carbon Fixation in Plants

Carbon fixation is the conversion of inorganic carbons into organic compounds that can be used to produce energy. Learn different methods that plants use to fixate carbon through photorespiration, C4 photosynthesis, and the CAM process.

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