Photosynthesis and Plant Nutrition

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What is the primary function of leaves in green plants?

To make food through photosynthesis

What is the pigment found in chloroplasts that absorbs sunlight and converts it into energy?

Chlorophyll

What is the equation for photosynthesis?

carbon dioxide + water + LIGHT → glucose + oxygen

What is the purpose of photosynthesis in plants?

To convert light energy into chemical energy, stored in glucose

What is the term for the middle layer of a leaf?

Mesophyll

What is the main function of the waxy cuticle in a leaf?

to reduce water loss by evaporation

Why are most of the chloroplasts found in the palisade layer?

to get the most light

What is the purpose of the network of vascular bundles in a leaf?

to deliver water and nutrients, and take away glucose produced by photosynthesis

What is the function of stomata in a leaf?

to let CO2 diffuse directly into the leaf

Why are leaves broad and flat?

to expose a large surface area to light

Learn how plants make their own food through photosynthesis, producing glucose using sunlight. Understand the role of leaves, chloroplasts, and leaf cells in this process. Test your knowledge of plant nutrition and transport!

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