Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
Photosynthesis Teacher Resources
Find Photosynthesis educational ideas and activities
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Students conduct experiments with plants. In this photosynthesis lesson, students examine plants under different types of lights. They calculate the amount of dissolved ocygen concentration and compare it to the formula for photosynthesis. Students create a graph of their data.
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.
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.
Students explore photosynthesis using NASA satellite data. In this inquiry based biology lesson plan, students will look at data from a chosen national park to determine when the maximum amount of photosynthesis is occurring. This will allow the students to determine the best months for park visitors. After completing this activity, the students can perform the same task using the closest national park to them.
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.
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.
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.