• Photosynthesis uses many different kinds of energy-carrying molecules to transform sunlight energy into chemical energy and build food.
  • ATP is commonly referred to as the "energy currency" of the cell.
  • Photosynthesis also makes and uses ATP - for energy to build glucose!
  • ATP is the useable form of energy for your cells.
  • Glucose is also the carbohydrate produced by photosynthesis, and as such is the near-universal food for life.
  • The energy (despite some loss) and the materials (despite being reorganized) pass from producer to consumer – perhaps from algal tails, to water flea hearts, to dragonfly eye colors, to fish muscle.
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