Nature's Smallest Factory: The Calvin Cycle

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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 the enzyme-cat NADPh work the factory in this cartoon, it portrays the chemical reactions in splendid detail. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have your advanced biology class view the video when covering biochemical processes
Pros

  • Clearly stated objective is met by the end of the film
  • Steps of the Calvin cycle are sequentially explained in rich detail and with supporting animation
  • Publisher provides a way to make changes in the discussion and multiple-choice questions
  • Supportive reading material included in Dig Deeper
Cons

  • None