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Photosynthesis: Science Lesson


Every cook needs ingredients to make a meal. Consider a simple sandwich: cheese, tomato, and all the ingredients that go into the bread: flour, water, salt and yeast. Oh, and don’t forget the pickle. But if you’re a plant, you’ll make your meal through photosynthesis—and all you’ll need is a little light, water, and carbon dioxide.

In this lesson you will:
  • Interpret diagrams that describe the process of photosynthesis
  • Examine the ingredients and products of photosynthesis
  • Identify producers and consumers in the food web

Photo: (left) clouds formed by photosynthesis over the Amazon rainforest: NASA Earth Observatory

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