Collection of lesson plans, presentations, labs and animations about photosynthesis.

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Photosynthesis

by Doug Copeland

A cartoon character describes photosynthesis in plants, including the basic chemical equation of photosynthesis.
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Photosynthesis

by Sal Khan

This video introduces the concept of photosynthesis and how plants process light.
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Photosynthesis Game

by Sophie Teacher

This activity is designed as a review and reinforcement activity for students who will soon be tested on their knowledge of photosynthesis.
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A worksheet introducing the basic concepts of photosynthesis and respiration.
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The objectives of this problem set are to test your understanding of how light energy is converted into different forms of chemical energy during photosynthesis, to review the equations for the light reactions of photosynthesis, to study the pathway for electron transport during cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation, and to explore the mechanism for coupling electron transport to ATP synthesis. Instructions: The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem. 1. Chloroplast compartments 2. Energy source for ATP formation 3. Overall redox reaction 4. Result of electron transport 5. Overall energy source 6. Events during light reaction 7. Cyclic photophosphorylation 8. Equation for light reaction 9. Fate of excited pigment molecules 10. Overall result of photosynthesis 11. Photosystem II features This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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