Process of photosynthesis

Plants carry out photosynthesis to make their food. Oxygen is produced and released as a by-product of photosynthesis. Light energy from the sun is absorbed by a green pigment called chlorophyll and used to make sugars, which store chemical energy.

Photosynthesis equation

A flow chart that shows the overall process of photosynthesis. Carbon dioxide plus water are changed due to light energy absorbed by chlotophyll into sugar and oxygen.