• Unit 6: Photosynthesis

    Have you ever wondered how a plant grows from a tiny acorn to a giant oak? Where does all that biomass come from? How does it get the energy to grow? This unit will help you answer those questions by discussing photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the fascinating process by which plants convert light energy to chemical energy. Because plants are at the bottom of the food pyramid in almost all ecological systems, understanding how they grow and develop will give you a greater understanding of your environment.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 4 hours.

    • 6.1: Overview of Photosynthesis

    • 6.2: Photosynthesis and Photorespiration

    • 6.3: C-4 and CAM Photosynthesis

    • Unit 6 Assessment