Do you remember one of your first biology lessons as a child? At some point in elementary school, you were probably given a small Styrofoam cup, a handful of soil and a single seed that you were instructed to bury down into the dirt. And what were the crucial next steps? Keep it watered and place it in a sunny spot, of course. You checked your cup everyday waiting for that magical moment when you’d see a tiny green sprout reaching up towards the light and your teacher would explain that the sun was integral for a process called photosynthesis – the way the plant would convert sunlight into food.