1. Carbon dioxide in the air comes in through the stomates (those little holes in the leaf).

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  • 1. Carbon dioxide in the air comes in through the stomates (those little holes in the leaf).

    1. Carbon dioxide in the air comes in through the stomates (those little holes in the leaf).
  • 2. Water comes into the leaf from the roots

    2. Water comes into the leaf from the roots
  • 3. Sunlight strikes the surface of the leaf and its energy is trapped by the chlorophyll.

    3. Sunlight strikes the surface of the leaf and its energy is trapped by the chlorophyll.
  • 4. The energy helps change part of the water to hydrogen and oxygen

    4. The energy helps change part of the water to hydrogen and oxygen
  • 5. The hydrogen joins with the carbon dioxide to make food for the plant.

    5. The hydrogen joins with the carbon dioxide to make food for the plant.
  • 6. Oxygen gas comes out of the leaf through the stomates

    6. Oxygen gas comes out of the leaf through the stomates