Effect Of Light Intensity On Photosynthesis

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Aim To observe the effect of light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis. Hypothesis Light intensity is directly proportional to the rate of photosynthesis. When the light isn’t intense, not many oxygen bubbles will be produced and thus observed. This indicates that the plant will not have enough derived energy from the sun to activate photosynthesis. Whereas, when the light intensity is great, the rate of photosynthesis will be high. Introduction Photosynthesis is the process of converting energy from sunlight to chemical energy known as ATP which is necessary for all living organisms. The photosynthetic process uses raw materials such as water and carbon dioxide and releases oxygen and sugar as a byproduct (Mader, S. 2010). The chemical equation is:…show more content…
Chloroplasts are organelles that carry on photosynthesis; carbon dioxide diffuses into the chloroplasts in the leaves (Mader, S. 2010). Sugar and oxygen are released during the process. In order to photosynthesize, plants depend on light energy from the sun. The rate of photosynthesis will increase or decrease depending on the colour of light being absorbed, blue light results in the most photosynthesis occur and green light results in no photosynthesis occurring. Oxygen is released during the day and taken in at night through the stomata, which are small openings on the surface of the leaf. Oxygen is used to measure the rate of photosynthesis. The aim of this experiment is to observe the effect of light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis by seeing how many bubbles are

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