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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.
Identifying the Conditions Needed for Photosynthesis
Budding biologists often ask how scientists know what they do about different topics. In the lab described here, they have a chance to find out first-hand about the requirements for photosynthesis. Three sequential investigations are included to test the roles chlorophyll, light, and carbon dioxide play in the process of plants creating starch. In the analysis questions following the experiments, teens also think about the role of water in photosynthesis.
Obtain a basic understanding of photosynthesis at a chemical level. The steps involved are introduced and simplified, but they are still difficult to understand. I suggest using this resource to supplement a lecture. An overview is given of the 2 main stages; light dependent and light independent. For more details, students should watch the whole photosynthesis series.
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.
Photosynthesis: Calvin Cycle
This is the 4th video about photosynthesis. It concentrates on the Calvin cycle which is part of the light-independent reaction stage. The chemical chains for the Calvin Cycle are drawn out on Sal's Smart Board. The process is thoroughly covered to show how the cycle functions.
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.
Evidence of Photosynthesis
Hands on science is the way to go! Learners conduct a lab experiment to help them explain how plants make food through photosynthesis. They test for the presence of starch in leaves using iodine solution and identify the basic things plants need to produce food. Includes helpful teacher notes.
Plants in Your Gas Tank: From Photosynthesis to Ethanol
Explore ethanol and how it is produced. Young scientists investigate photosynthesis and fermentation to the concept of conservation of energy and mass. They discuss the environmental and economical benefits of ethanol as a fuel additive.
New! 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. After the video, your class can discuss the accompanying Think questions as a review.
Students conduct a variety of experiments on photosynthesis. In this biology lesson, 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.
Photosynthesis: Using the Sun to Make Food
In this photosynthesis worksheet, 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.
Young scholars observe the production of gas as an effect of photosynthesis. In this biology lesson, students perform an experiment with pondweed and make measurements and predictions about photosynthesis and the plant.
Learners 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.
The Effects of Light Intensity and Wavelength on the Rate of Photosynthesis
Students 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. Students monitor the amount of ATP produced and create two graphs using the link, Create a Graph or a spreadsheet. They write their conclusion about the effects of these two variables.
Photosynthesis Review Sheet
In 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.
Photosynthesis, Trees, and the Greenhouse Effect
Students 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.
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. If you are using a flipped classroom approach, have your young biologists watch this at home and then perform photosynthesis activities in the laboratory.
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. They will discover the molecules involved, the plant structures that play a role, and how humans benefit from the vital process of photosynthesis.
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. Include it as visual support to your lecture on these concepts.
Reactions of Photosynthesis
If you are looking for a simple quiz that delves deeper into the photosynthesis process, you found it! Fill in the blanks, graph and diagram interpretation, multiple choice, true/false, and short answer are all included in this four-page assessment