Where Does the Energy for Photosynthesis Originate?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 12:40:49 AM ET
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The energy required for photosynthesis comes from the sun as light energy; plants transform this light energy into chemical energy, or sugars. Plants perform this energy conversion using light, water, carbon dioxide and a green substance called chlorophyll. Photosynthesis takes place in a plant's leaves.

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