Photosynthesis is the process that plants use to create glucose.

  Carbon dioxide + water à (energy from light) glucose + oxygen

  The glucose made during photosynthesis is used by the plant for respiration. This happens all the time, but photosynthesis only happens in the light.


Adaptions for photosynthesis:

·  Leaves have a large surface area to absorb more sunlight

·  Stomata allow carbon dioxide to diffuse into the leaf

·  Also allow oxygen and water produced to diffuse out of the leaf