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What is the Calvin cycle?

Resource overview

KS 5
Your pupils can learn or revise the Calvin cycle with this infographic.

Topics covered

photosynthesis, plant science

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 the infographic as part of a classroom display


Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use light energy to produce glucose, a process with two stages: a light dependent and a light-independent stage. 

This process is one of the building blocks for life on Earth – without photosynthesis, we would have no food. 

Discover how plants are adapted for photosynthesis and use chromatography to investigate the role different pigments play in this process. 

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