Photosynthesis Teacher Resources
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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 CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Photosynthesis Diagrams Worksheet
Help young botanists get to the root of photosynthesis with this series of worksheets. By completing these diagrams, learners demonstrate their understanding of the biological structures and chemical reactions that make this amazing process possible.
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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
The Sunflower Story
Young botanists discover what plants need to grow by listening to a story about a sunflower. The story is embedded in the plan, along with an excellent blackline master that is used to guide seven small groups of learners through their activities as the story is being read to them.
3rd - 5th Science CCSS: Designed
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
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
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
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
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
Nature's Smallest Factory: The Calvin Cycle
The two-step process of photosynthesis is explained to your high school biologists with a focus on the Calvin cycle. Using adorable animation, the cycle is likened to a tiny, sustainable factory. Even though the enzyme-bird rubisco and the enzyme-cat NADPh work the factory in this cartoon, the chemical reactions are each explained in splendid detail.
6 mins 8th - 12th Science
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
Cell Energy Worksheet
Biology apprentices answer 33 questions on this neat activity. Questions deal with the processes of respiration and photosynthesis. Learners need to know the steps in each process and the chemical equations representing each. They also compare and contrast the two in a Venn diagram.
7th - 12th Science
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.
The Effects of Photosynthesis on Plant Growth
Students are able to draw a diagram of the light reactions and briefly describe what is occurring throughout the process. They are able to explain where each reactant/product in the photosynthesis equation comes from/goes during the process and write down their observations about particular plants and discuss the implication some of these observations have on photosynthesis.
9th - 12th Science
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.
7th - 12th Science