Life Science Interactive Notebook: Photosynthesis,Cell Process & Energy by Nitty Gritty Science Photosynthesis interactive model with cut-outs of stomata, chloroplasts and movement of water, carbon dioxide and oxygen.
Here, take a closer look at the oxygen/carbon dioxide cycle and the process of photosynthesis. This feature originally appeared on the site for the NOVA program .
Nucleus: this contains genetic make (the DNA), which controls the activities of the cell.
Chlorophyll absorbs the light energy needed to make photosynthesis happen. It is important to note that not all the color wavelengths of light are absorbed. Plants mostly absorb red and blue wavelengths — they do not absorb light from the green range.
Photosynthesis takes place inside plant cells in small things called chloroplasts. Chloroplasts (mostly found in the mesophyll layer) contain a green substance called chlorophyll. Below are the other parts of the cell that work with the chloroplast to make photosynthesis happen.