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Photosynthesis Lesson Plans
You can teach students about the importance of plants and the process of photosynthesis with motivating lesson plans. Follow along and find out how one science teacher uses experiments, stories, and her love of plants to get kids excited about photosynthesis.
4th - 7th Science 3 Views 170 Downloads
Comparisons between c3 and c4 photosynthesis begin this video. Next, the mechanism of CO2 being incorporated into a 4-carbon compound is explained. This is an involved topic which can be very complicated. It should be an excellent tool for enhancing student comprehension.
17 mins 10th - 12th Science 4 Views 16 Downloads
Photosynthesis: Light Reactions 1
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.
20 mins 9th - 12th Science 4 Views 59 Downloads
Students conduct a variety of experiments on photosynthesis. In this biology instructional activity, students identify the factors required for the process to occur. They perform computerized experiments to test the amount of oxygen produced when plants are exposed to different light sources.
9th - 12th Science 30 Views 235 Downloads
How can you get your class to recognize that plants need light and water complete the process of photosynthesis? Try a hands on experiment. They work to determine the effect of light and water on seeds, record their results, and discuss what they have discovered.
Pre-K - 2nd Science 8 Views 46 Downloads
Photosynthesis: Using the Sun to Make Food
In this photosynthesis instructional activity, students learn how plants use the sun to convert energy into food. They then answer 10 questions using the information they just read. The answers are on the last page.
6th - 8th Science 129 Views 822 Downloads
The Simple Story of Photosynthesis and Food
Meet adorable animated chloroplasts as they, with the help of the sun, produce glucose. In this four-minute feature, viewers learn how carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and electrons are combined to form carbohydrates. The narrator also explains how glucose is broken down in our bodies into ATP, which we use as energy.
4 mins 4th - 8th Science 61 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Students play the role of different molecules involved in photosynthesis. In this biology lesson, students balance the equation by adding the appropriate coefficients and subscripts. They summarize the entire photosynthesis process.
9th - 11th Science 5 Views 78 Downloads
Mr. Anderson, the talented Smart Board presenter and biology teacher, shows a satellite image of where photosynthesis is occurring all over the planet. He draws on a series of computer graphics of the cell and mitochondria as he speaks. This presentation is a complete lesson on the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.
16 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
TV 411 What's Cooking? Photosynthesis
Who would expect to learn about photosynthesis during a cooking demonstration? That is exactly what happens when you view this film, one of the best photosynthesis videos you will find! Because the lesson is deliciously delivered through Chef Jamika's chili-rubbed salmon recipe, middle schoolers barely realize what they have learned.
8 mins 5th - 9th Science 10 Views 14 Downloads
Photosynthesis: Light Reactions
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 including the stroma, thylakoid, lumen, and grana. See the parts of a chloroplast and how it functions to produce energy.
20 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Photosynthesis and Respiration
What are the processes of photosynthesis and respiration? Where do they take place? These and other questions are answered in this brief but beneficial video. It contains a combination of video and computer animation to explain these processes.
4 mins 7th - 12th Science 13 Views 14 Downloads
Photosynthesis 101! You'll find four activities, pre tests, post tests, full color handouts, and hardcore scientific information to help you tech a photosynthesis. Use the resource to guide your teaching or just use the great handouts, it's a win/win either way.
9th - 12th Science 59 Views 396 Downloads
Students recognize the importance of plants as they perform an experiment involving photosynthesis. Students determine the optimum wavelength of light for photosynthesis by exposing plants to different colors of light, collecting data, creating a graph from the data, and comparing results among groups.
6th - 12th Science 19 Views 152 Downloads
The Effects of Light Intensity and Wavelength on the Rate of Photosynthesis
High schoolers use an on line website to simulate the effects of light intensity and wavelength on photosynthesis. In this photosynthesis lesson plan, students determine how wavelength of light and intensity of light affect the rate at which photosynthesis takes place.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 96 Downloads
Photosynthesis, Trees, and the Greenhouse Effect
Learners study photosynthesis and then transfer their understanding of this topic to a consideration of how trees can help reduce the negative impacts of the greenhouse effect. They explain the role of humans in increasing the greenhouse effect.
6th - 8th Science 16 Views 149 Downloads
Collaborative Lab Experiments
Life science teams experiment by placing sprigs of Elodea into a sodium bicarbonate solution and counting the oxygen bubbles produced. Data is recorded and graphed on a Google spreadsheet, making this not just a lesson in photosynthesis, but also an ideal practice in using this technology-based form of collaboration and sharing information.
5th - 9th Science 12 Views 12 Downloads
The Process of Photosynthesis
Here is a cute presentation for middle schoolers on the photosynthesis process. Each required product is named and then the process is viewed in a cartoon cross-section of the leaf. Embed this little video into your own PowerPoint or SmartBoard presentation for your life science course.
3 mins 5th - 8th Science 6 Views 7 Downloads