Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

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Provide high schoolers with their own indoor gardens! Emerging scientists discuss the process of photosynthesis and germinate seeds before growing plants in multiple lighting conditions. The hands-on application allows pupils to see biological reactions as they occur, thus providing an exciting challenge with a tangible end product.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into two groups and have a contest to see which group's product grows the quickest and appears healthiest
  • Use two separate seed types to provide diversity
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson expects learners to have prior knowledge of photosynthesis
  • Ensure no individual has allergies to the materials used 
  • The seventh in a series of eight related leson plans
Pros

  • Lesson motivates individuals upon witnessing the initial growth and end results
  • No toxic chemicals are present 
Cons

  • None