Mammoth Memory

To remember photosynthesis makes Glucose

6CO2 + Energy + 6H2O → C6H12O6 + 6O2

Photosynthesis makes glucose and oxygen.

(Energy from light is required.)

Memory aid to remember photosynthesis makes glucose and oxygen

After the photographer photos this cow (photosynthesis) she collects the poo to make glue (yes, really). The photographer makes glue (glucose).


In the daytime plant cells receive sunlight into their chloroplasts; water via their roots; and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to produce glucose and oxygen.

Graphic of a plant cell and what imputs are needed through chloroplasts to make glucose and oxygen

To remember photosynthesis makes glucose:

CO2 + Energy (light energy) + H20  →  Glucose (C6H12O6) + O2

Cows    Eat                            Wet          Grass                    Outside

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