but plants can make their own food using light energy from the sun

But since plants don’t have parents (or kitchens), they have to make their own food. When plants make their own food, it is called photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis is a big word, isn’t it? It means light (photo) used to make something (synthesis). Hhmmm…can you guess how plants make their food?
If you guessed the sun, you are right! Here’s how it works…

make their own food through a process called photosynthesis

21/05/2012 · The video explains how plants make their food through photosynthesis

When plants make their own food, it is called photosynthesis

You have already learned that the sun’s energy enters the leaves through the chlorophyll in the leaves. A plant’s leaves also have hundreds of thousands of tiny holes in them called stoma. The stoma are so small you have to have a microscope to see them, but they are big enough to breathe in the carbon dioxide a plant needs to make its food.

Plants take in carbon dioxide through their leaves at the same time they are soaking up energy from the sun and taking a drink of water.

Wow! I bet you never realized how busy or important a plant’s leaves are, did you?

Once the leaves of a plant have collected enough carbon dioxide, water and sun-energy, they are ready to make food for the entire plant.

but green plants make their own food.

Most leaves are flat and contain ; their main function is to convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy (food) through photosynthesis.
- the part of the stem of a plant from which a leaf, branch, or aerial root grows; each plant has many nodes.

Plants are at the base of the food web and are autotrophs (or producers - organisms that make their own food).
They contain chlorophyll and make their own food through photosynthesis

Plants make their own food through a process called photosynthesis

Humans have to grow, hunt, and gather food, but many living things aren’t so constrained. Plants, algae and many species of bacteria can make their own sustenance through the process of photosynthesis. They harness sunlight to drive the chemical reactions in their bodies that produce sugars. Could humans ever do something similar? Could our bodies ever be altered to feed off the Sun’s energy in the same way as a plant?

Objective: SWBAT explain the process of how plants produce their own food through photosynthesis.

they make their own food by photosynthesis ..

And to what end? Even if the symbionts took, even if the controlling genes were successfully added, would this make a difference to us? Probably not. Photosynthesis is a useless ability without some way of exposing yourself to as much of the Sun’s energy as possible. That requires a large surface area, relative to their volume. Plants achieve that with large, horizontal, light-capturing surfaces – leaves. Elysia, the sea slug, being flat and green, looks like a living leaf. It’s also translucent, so light can pass through its tissues to the chloroplasts within.

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