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What is photosynthesis?

Resource overview

KS 3
10 mins
Invite your pupils to explore photosynthesis with this infographic.

Topics covered

photosynthesis, plant reproduction

How to use this resource

  1. Display the infographic on your whiteboard for a whole class approach or print for pupils to read independently. 
  2. You could use these infographics as part of a classroom display.  


Plants (and algae) don’t eat like we do, but they make their own food using energy from the sun. The plant then photosynthesises - uses the sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to make glucose. Oxygen is also made, then released through the leaves.


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