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Ch 24: Photosynthesis Overview

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Watch fun video lessons you can access anytime to get a comprehensive overview of photosynthesis. This chapter offers helpful study resources you can use to enhance your knowledge of this subject and improve your ability to pass an upcoming exam.

Photosynthesis Overview - Chapter Summary

Learn about or increase your existing knowledge of chlorophyll, chloroplast, photolysis, C3 plants and more with help from this chapter. Top instructors provide in-depth analyses that give you a well-rounded understanding of photosynthesis. Complete this chapter at your own pace. In no time, you will be ready to:

  • Discuss chlorophyll and how light energy is absorbed for photosynthesis
  • Define and discuss the structure and function of chloroplast
  • Share the definition of photolysis and the light reactions
  • Exhibit an understanding of the dark reactions of photosynthesis
  • List types of C3 plants
  • Describe how to set up a photosynthesis biology lab experiments

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6 Lessons in Chapter 24: Photosynthesis Overview
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Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

1. Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis

Plants are clean, green, photosynthesizing machines. Using a specialized pigment called chlorophyll, plants are able to soak up energy from the sun and turn it into food. In this lesson, we'll start to learn why chlorophyll literally gets excited about a sunny day!

Chloroplast: Definition, Structure, Function & Examples

2. Chloroplast: Definition, Structure, Function & Examples

A chloroplast is a basic organelle that in a sense is one of the most important organelles to us, and we don't even have them! In this lesson, we will be looking where chloroplasts are found and what their role and function is in cells.

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

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

In this lesson, we'll learn how electrons get excited during the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis, jumping off photosystem reaction centers like they were trampolines! In addition, we'll learn how the splitting of water creates reactants for this part of photosynthesis while creating a little fresh air for us.

Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

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

Photosynthesis starts out using the energy from sunlight to get things started, but it ends with the dark reactions, which don't need sunshine to complete sugar production. In the Calvin cycle, ATP and NADPH from the light reactions are used to produce sugars.

C3 Plants: Definition, Types & Examples

5. C3 Plants: Definition, Types & Examples

Plants have evolved specific adaptations to allow them to survive in harsh climates. One of these adaptations is the way in which the plant undergoes photosynthesis. This lesson will focus on C3 plants, which use the most basic type of photosynthesis.

Photosynthesis: Biology Lab

6. Photosynthesis: Biology Lab

Plants and other organisms that have the pigment chlorophyll can do something that no other living creature can - capture light energy from the sun and use it to make chemical energy through photosynthesis. In this lab, we'll see how we can set up an experiment to measure the rate of this important process.

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