Plant Respiration Teacher Resources
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What Makes a Seed Breathe Faster?
Here's a five-star lesson plan in which inquisitors conduct sophisticated experimentation with cellular respiration in plant seeds. Placing seeds in a closed system they measure the amount carbon dioxide produced and relate it to respiration rates, varying either the moisture, temperature, or amount of light.
9th - 12th Science 19 Views 45 Downloads
An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a statement which learners must determine if it is true or false.
6th - 8th Science 29 Views 153 Downloads
Energy Flow in Ecosystems
This smart slide show outlines energy flow in ecosystems. It addresses the sun as the primary source of all energy, flows into explanations of photosynthesis and respiration, and explores trophic feeding levels and productivity. Appropriate for middle or high school ecology classes, it can be followed with photosynthesis or cellular respiration laboratory exercises.
7th - 12th Science 92 Views 302 Downloads
Measuring the Rate of Metabolism
Plant respiration can be a difficult concept for young biologists to grasp; with a hands-on lab, learners can collect and graph data, then calculate the metabolism rate for the plants they studied. If you do not have a respirometer, there are detailed instructions for how to build your own with standard high school lab equipment.
9th - 12th All 3 Views 4 Downloads
Who Left Carbon Footprints in My Greenhouse?
Students analyze graphs on global carbon dioxide emission. In this environmental science lesson, students explain the role of carbon dioxide levels to global climate change. They examine ways to reduce their own carbon footprints.
9th - 10th Science 16 Views 126 Downloads
Finding Out About The Forest
Students investigate a local forest ecosystem and discover the biotic and abiotic parts of the forest. Students observe the groundcover, understory, and canopy layers as well as collect leaves and bark in order to identify trees in the forest as part of the "Finding Out About Forests" project.
6th - 8th Science 10 Views 126 Downloads
Global Warming--Points of view
Students are introduced to global warming through analysis of political/editorial cartoons dealing with the subject. They discuss the cartoon and what the feel it means and then discuss the mechanics of and the concerns about global warming.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle
Students are introducced to how respiration and photosysnthesis cycle carbon through ecosystems. They read background information that describes the role of the Sun as Earth's ultimate energy source and explains how the energy requirements of plants and animals are met through photosynthesis.
6th - 8th Science 23 Views 119 Downloads
Why Plants Are Green
Students discover the properties of chlorophyll in plants. For this plant biology lesson, students conduct an experiment to find where the chlorophyll in the plant is located. Students are split into small groups and study plant parts. Additionally, students study what happens to each plant part when sprayed with acetone.
1st - 5th Science 25 Views 79 Downloads
The Interrelationships of Soil, Water and Fertilizers and How They Affect Plant Growth
Students examine how different nutrients in the soil and fertilizers affect plant growth. In groups, they participate in a role play in which allows them to see the interactions of humans and plants. They also read articles and record their opinions about issues related to agriculture.
9th - 12th Science 5 Views 96 Downloads
Sugar and carbohydrates, protein, fat and water - that's what little plants are made of!
Students identify photosynthesis as the mechanism by which plants convert sunlight energy into a usable energy source for plant processes. They identify photosynthesis as the mechanism by which plants create a molecule that can be used to build or grow.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
What Is In The Water?
Students investigate the biotic and abiotic factors that are found in an aquatic ecosystem. The emphasis is upon the investigation of present an projections of future water quality. Then students visit a local body of water to gather data while making observations.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads