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chloroplasts Teacher Resources
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Kim B. Foglia has designed a comprehensive series of AP biology worksheets. This one focuses learners on the progression of photosynthesis in plants. In this assignment, they identify structures and steps on high-quality diagrams, use words to explain details of the process, and draw pictures of leaf adaptation s. Topics addressed include light dependent and independent reactions, leaf and chloroplast structure, photosystems, the Calvin cycle, and more!
Two sequential parts to this lesson introduce your class to the electromagnetic spectrum, the ability to absorb radiant energy, and the pigments in leaves that are responsible for collecting sunlight to be used in the photosynthetic process. Each part includes background reading, a hands-on inquiry activity, and critical thinking questions to answer. If you have been teaching science for a while, the activities will be familiar to you, but the detailed explanations and student resources are a tremendous bonus!
Life science learners investigate live cells. They examine wet mount slides of cyanobacteria and Elodea plants. They peer into the dynamic microscopic world of protists. Afterward, they construct a model of a cell, including rudimentary structures: cell membrane, nucleus, chloroplast, cell wall, mitochondria, vacuole, and possibly flagella or cilia. Bonus activities include causing plasmolysis in plant cell, and separating plant pigments via chromatography. This is an A+ resource!
This clip picks up right where the Khan Academy's Photosynthesis video left off. Chemicals such as hydrogen and compounds such as NADPH are reviewed along with details such as the stroma, thylakoid, lumen, and grana. See the parts of a chloroplast and how it functions to produce energy. The Photosynthesis: Calvin Cycle video takes a look then at the "dark reactions" or light independent reactions.
For this photosynthesis review sheet, students answer 31 questions about the stages of photosynthesis and the process of capturing light by a plant from the sun and turning it into stored chemical energy. Students discuss the light dependent and light independent reactions of photosynthesis.
Third graders learn new vocabulary words having to do with plants; photosynthesis, chlorophyll, chloroplast, and stomata. In this plant lesson, 3rd graders conduct an experiment to discover what plants need from the environment and earth in order to survive. Students also discover why plants are useful on this earth.