This investigation explores how manipulation of the wavelength of plant cells' light source affects their rate of photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis is the anabolic process chloroplasts use to convert carbon dioxide and water to glucose and oxygen. An endergonic reaction, it derives its necessary energy from sunlight. Like all enzyme-driven reactions, the rate of photosynthesis can be measured by either the depletion of substrate or the accretion of product (or by-products). Chloroplasts cannot photosynthesize in the absence of the substrates carbon dioxide and water.