Introduction to Photosynthesis

Introduce viewers to photosynthesis with a video that begins by explaining the differences between heterotrophs and autotrophs. Then it describes photosynthesis and offers the chemical equation for this process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Break vocabulary down into prefixes and root words
  • Create a worksheet for pupils to label if things are heterotrophs or autotrophs
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of chemical symbols
Pros

  • Does not require much class time
  • Highlights vocabulary words
Cons

  • None