How Does Photosynthesis Work?


 This worksheet requires students to label the major events that happen in photosynthesis and write the equation.   Students also label a chloroplast showing the light-dependent reaction with its reactants (water) and products (oxygen, ATP, NADPH.)    

The light-independent reaction is also shown to illustrate how ATP and NADPH are energy-carrying molecules that power the reactions of the Calvin Cycle to create glucose.

This worksheet can be used as part of a lecture or for students to practice as homework.

HS-LS1-6 Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.