This session will introduce the general ideas of both cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation and how these two processes are used by cells to generate the ATP and the NADPH needed for the Calvin Cycle in photosynthesis.
- To know that photosynthesis can convert light energy into chemical energy.
- To understand how the light reactions convert solar energy into ATP and NADPH.
- To understand that the Calvin cycle uses the chemical energy of ATP and NADPH produced in the light reactions to reduce CO2 to sugar.
- To understand the relationships between cellular respiration and photosynthesis.