Gr 5 Study Guide: Plants


Photosynthesis

*the process by which a plant makes food

*energy is stored in the plant as plant sugars

*plant sugars are made from water and carbon dioxide using energy from sunlight *carbon dioxide is absorbed and oxygen is given off

*we breathe in the oxygen and breathe out the carbon dioxide

*stomata are tiny pores or "mouths" on a leaf that take in gases to help make food for a plant

*chlorophyll is the part of the plant cell that uses light energy from the sun to produce sugars, it gives the plant its green colour