Effects of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthesis
Effect of Light on Photosynthesis by Fourier Education - issuu
My reasons for believing my results are reliable & accurate are
firstly, they agree with the theory behind the rate of photosynthesis
when light intensity is increased, secondly the result which I gained
compared accurately to my prediction, which was well thought out
before it was made, and finally the results I gained for my final
experiment differed so much to the results of my preliminary procedure
which was very inaccurate.
Effect of Light on Photosynthesis, Author ..
At a point (which was not
displayed on my graph, so logically this point is higher than the
highest light intensity I provided the pond weed with) the rate of
photosynthesis will stay steady , it will increase no further (see
BBC - GCSE Bitesize: Factors affecting photosynthesis
I can say that the
increase in distance thus making the light intensity stronger
increased the rate of photosynthesis and when further away made the
rate of photosynthesis almost come to its limiting factor the
straitening of the graph.
Does Light Intensity increase the Rate of Photosynthesis
A limiting factor is a factor that controls a process. Light intensity, temperature and carbon dioxide concentration are all factors which can control the rate of photosynthesis. Usually, only one of these factors will be the limiting factor in a plant at a certain time. This is the factor which is the furthest from its optimum level at a particular point in time. If we change the limiting factor the rate of photosynthesis will change but changes to the other factors will have no effect on the rate. If the levels of the limiting factor increase so that this factor is no longer the furthest from its optimum level, the limiting factor will change to the factor which is at that point in time, the furthest from its optimum level. For example, at night the limiting factor is likely to be the light intensity as this will be the furthest from its optimum level. During the day, the limiting factor is likely to switch to the temperature or the carbon dioxide concentration as the light intensity increases.