Photosynthesis is the process in which living organisms, most typically plants (but also algae), use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into organic material (i.e., carbohydrates) that is used for sustenance.  Photosynthesis occurs in organelles called chloroplasts.  The by-product of this process is oxygen.

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.