Light Dependence and the Calvin Cycle

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This Demonstration shows the molecular processes in chloroplasts that allow photosynthesis to occur. Use the slider for linear progression throughout the Calvin cycle or the popup menu to toggle directly to a desired step. Hover over the arrows for an in-depth description of the desired phase of the light dependence/Calvin cycles.

Contributed by: Jonathan Wang (February 2017)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



This was a project for Advanced Topics in Mathematics II, fall 2016, Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA.


[1] Khan Academy. "The Calvin Cycle." (Feb 1, 2017)

[2] Khan Academy. "The Light-Dependent Reactions." (Feb 1, 2017)

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