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We all know photosynthesis happens, but why should we care? Here is a unit that covers everything young scholars need to know about photosynthesis. Hands-on activities, assessments, and lectures guide pupils though the physiology of a chloroplast, light reactions, comparison of plants, and more.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If access allows, include computer-based simulations
  • As an extension, have students choose a provided topic to research in depth
Classroom Considerations

  • The suggested schedule lasts for 11 class days; but is adjustable depending on the level of the class
  • Plan desk placement to maximize working in groups

  • The 34-page packet includes engaging labs and activities, links to deforestation and global warming websites, a rubric, worksheet, as well as formal and informal assessments 
  • Addresses multiple learning styles and includes two weeks' worth of materials

  • None
Common Core