Photosynthesis is as natural to plants as breathing is to people. When sunlight touches a plant’s leaves, its energy can stimulate electrons inside the water molecule. Since water consists of oxygen atoms and hydrogen atoms, and atoms consist of electrons, this reaction splits the atoms’ bonds. Then, oxygen joins the air that we all breathe. Hydrogen, on the other hand, bonds with carbon dioxide from air, making sugar, which we can find from our food.
Hanna Jeong Staff Reporter
1. What is as natural to plants as breathing is to people?