Mussel Your Way Through Photosynthesis
Students, using zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha), elodea and an indicator dye, observe and record the role of light in photosynthesis. They consider plant production of carbon dioxide and the use of live materials in biological research.
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Photosynthesis Virtual Labs
Photosynthesis is the literal light snack. Here is a lesson that includes a short introductory presentation, two virtual lab experiments, a summary presentation, and accompanying worksheet for all. This is a faster way to play with the...
6th - 10th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Photosynthesis - A Survival Guide
Young scientists learn what it takes for life on Earth to survive with this series of photosynthesis resources. Offering twelve different activities ranging from independent practice worksheets to in depth scientific experiments, this...
5th - 11th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Photosynthesis, Respiration, and the Carbon Cycle
Provide your class with the opportunity to view our carbon cycle close up. Young scientists research the cycle of oxygen as it completes the tasks of photosynthesis and respiration. They explore the importance of carbon in an ecosystem...
7th - 12th Science
Teaching Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration in Tandem
Rather than teaching photosynthesis and cellular respiration as individual topics, present them as a combined concept. Young scholars use websites to research and answer questions before organizing a concept map. The second day is much...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Nature's Smallest Factory: The Calvin Cycle
Explain the two-step process of photosynthesis to your high school biologists with a focus on the Calvin cycle. Using adorable animation, a video likens the cycle to a tiny, sustainable factory. Even though the enzyme-bird rubisco and...
6 mins 8th - 12th Science