Photosynthesis is the process that all the air-breathing things need to live. Because elodea produces oxygen, it too, is a thing that humans need in order to live.
Photosynthesis is the biological process in which sun energy is used to power things made up of carbon dioxide and water. The word photosynthesis means, "putting together with light". The process of photosynthesis is in green plants, algae and a limited amount of bacteria. Photosynthesis provides two key thing humans, animals, and insects need to survive, glucose and oxygen. Respiration is the reversed process of photosynthesis.
Plants use the process photosynthesis to grow. The molecule in plants that the process of photosynthesis affects most is the chloroplast and chlorophyll molecule. Chloroplasts are complex green structures within a plant cell that contains chlorophyll pigments and gives plants their green color. Chlorophyll is found in chloroplast leaves. Chlorophyll’s job is to trap energy from the sun. Some of that energy is used to break down the water, that the plant gets from the soil, into hydrogen and oxygen. The oxygen goes into the air and the hydrogen stays in the plant to help make sugar and starches. Both chloroplast and chlorophyll are not found in plants that make their own food.
Elodea is a type of aquatic plant. Elodea’s scientific name is Elodea canadensis and it belongs to the Hydrocharitaceae family. Elodea grows in-groups three and has small flowers that ripen in the water. Elodea grows up to 3.5 feet or 105 centimeters. Elodea is called ditch moss or waterweed. Elodea is commonly used in aquariums to keep the oxygen balanced because when exposed to light oxygen is produced.
The energy of light is called radiant energy. Light contains colors with different wavelengths. Light is measurable with nanoseconds or billions of seconds. Light is a type of electromagnetic wave that causes a visual sensation when it strikes the retina.
Photosynthesis is the process by which plants make glucose, oxygen and carbon dioxide which all people need to survive. Light then is also some thing humans need to survive.
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