ATP • Adenosine Triphosphate • Our energy molecule • We store mass amounts in our cells
Cell Energy cont… • To access energy, break the bond that holds the molecule together
Photosynthesis • Process plants use • Trap sunlight to make food (glucose) • Food stored as ATP
Photosynthesis cont… • Equation for photosynthesis: 6H2O + 6CO2 ----------> C6H12O6+ 6O2
Photosynthesis cont… • 2 parts to photosynthesis • Light-Dependent Reactions • Happens when sun is out • Take sunlight and make ATP
Photosynthesis cont… • Light Independent Reactions • Happens when sun is down • Take ATP and make glucose
Chloroplast • This is where photosynthesis occurs • Chlorophyll—most common pigment in plants • Makes plants green • Pigments absorb all colors except the one you see
Careers in Biology • Biochemist • Study how organisms grow and develop • PhD required • Could cure disease or create a new “super” plant in the lab • BIG money if you find the cure for a disease! Plus you would save lives!!!