PHOTOSYNTHESIS. Plants use energy from sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into an energy-rich sugar called glucose. This process is called photosynthesis, which means “making things with light”. Photosynthesis takes place inside capsules in the leaf cells, called CHLOROPLASTS.How does the structure of a leaf help with photosynthesis?
The structure of leaves allows them to aid in the process of photosynthesis because they are thin. This short distance between the front and back of a leaf allows carbon dioxide to disperse throughout it easily. The stomata are the part of the leaf that allows carbon dioxide to diffuse throughout it.What is the leaf's job in photosynthesis?
One of the jobs of the leaf is to exchange gases. It will give off oxygen during photosynthesis and carbon dioxide during respiration. The leaf is covered in upper and lower epidermis. This is like our skin.