Photosynthesis and Ecosystems Flashcards


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Deciduous tree

trees that lose their leaves in the winter.

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Photosynthesis

a process where plants make their own food. Photo means “light” and synthesis means “joining together.”

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Glucose

a form of sugar produced by a plant.

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Chlorophyll

a green pigment found in the cells of plants that collects light energy.

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Oxygen (O₂)

a waste product of photosynthesis released through the leaf

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Carbon dioxide (CO₂)

a gas found in the air that is used to make food by photosynthesis.

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Chloroplasts

a plant structure that work to convert light energy of the sun into sugar that can be used by plants.

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Stomata

tiny openings in leaves that open and close that allow plants to take in carbon dioxide and oxygen.