Learn all about the process of photosynthesis in plants through this educational song. To be used for teachers as supplemental classroom resource or for students as a new study tool. Understand this biological process through this educational song, “The Photosynthesis Song.”

Lyrics:

Living plants need three things to stay alive
sun, water, and carbon dioxide
photosynthesis is the process by
plants create their own food from sunlight

takes place in small cells of the leaves, inside
where tiny structures called chloroplasts reside
filled with chlorophyll that absorbs sunlight
gives plants the green color we see with our eyes

absorbs sunlight and uses the energy
to split water molecules into two pieces
hydrogen and oxygen go separate ways,
oxygen goes out into the air released from the leaves

hydrogen plus CO2 form glucose
which the plant will use as food for growth
and the rest is stored in the leaves, roots, fruits
or for the use of the future plants

6CO2 + 6H2O → (sunlight) C6H12O6 + 6O2
the chemical equation
of photosynthesis applied

two different stages of the process called
Light Dependent Reactions and The Calvin Cycle

the first occurs in the thylakoid membrane of
chloroplasts, light energy converted to chemical

water’s electrons, hydrogen ions, and
creates ATP and NADPH then
stage two is called The Calvin Cycle
in chloroplasts stroma, CO2 and energy form glucose

absorbs sunlight and uses the energy
to split water molecules into two pieces
hydrogen and oxygen go separate ways,
oxygen goes out into the air released from the leaves

hydrogen plus CO2 form glucose
which the plant will use as food for growth
and the rest is stored in the leaves, roots, fruits
or for the use of the future plants

6CO2 + 6H2O → (sunlight) C6H12O6 + 6O2
the chemical equation
of photosynthesis applied

Original recording date: March 2017