Worksheet: Photosynthesis

In this worksheet, we will practice describing how the energy released from food was once energy from the Sun that was captured by plants in the chemical process that forms plant matter.

Q1:

The word photosynthesis is made from two words. Synthesis means “putting together”. What does the word photo mean?

  • ASun
  • BLight
  • CPicture

Q2:

What is the name of the green chemical found in leaves which helps to absorb sunlight?

  • ACarbon dioxide
  • BOxygen
  • CChlorophyll
  • DPhotosynthesis

Q3:

Madison and Daniel are learning about plants in class.

Read their opinions in the speech bubbles shown. Who do you think is correct?

  • ADaniel
  • BMadison

Q4:

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants make their own food. Name the three things which plants need to make food.

  • AWater, sunlight, and nutrients
  • BWater, sunlight, and oxygen
  • CWater, sunlight, and carbon dioxide

Q5:

Plants use carbon dioxide, water, and energy from the Sun to make food and oxygen. What is the scientific name for the food that plants make?

  • ACarbon dioxide
  • BSunlight
  • CGlucose
  • DOxygen

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