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Photosynthesis (and cellular respiration) cut and paste activity for interactive science notebooks

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Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis Lesson Plans: ATP

In this minds-on activity, students analyze the relationships between photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and the production and use of ATP. Students learn that sugar molecules produced by photosynthesis are used for cellular respiration and for the synthesis of other organic molecules. Thus, photosynthesis contributes to plant metabolism and growth. The optional final section challenges students to explain observed changes in biomass for plants growing in the light vs. dark. (NGSS)

Graphic notes to help students master photosynthesis and cellular respiration…

This analysis and discussion activity helps students to understand the relationships between food, cellular respiration, energy, physical activity, and changes in body weight. At the end of the activity, each student asks and researches an additional question using recommended reliable internet sources. (NGSS)

Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

In this hands-on, minds-on activity students use model chromosomes and answer analysis and discussion questions to learn how mitosis ensures that each new cell gets a complete set of genes. Students also learn how genes on chromosomes influence phenotypic characteristics and how a single cell develops into the trillions of cells in a human body. This activity can be used to introduce mitosis or to reinforce student understanding of mitosis. (NGSS)

In the first part of this activity, students learn how to use the floating leaf disk method to measure the rate of net photosynthesis (i.e. the rate of photosynthesis minus the rate of cellular respiration). They use this method to show that net photosynthesis occurs in leaf disks in a solution of sodium bicarbonate, but not in water. Questions guide students in reviewing the relevant biology and analyzing and interpreting their results. In the second part of this activity, student groups develop hypotheses about factors that influence the rate of net photosynthesis, and then each student group designs and carries out an investigation to test the effects of one of these factors. (NGSS)

Ninth grade Lesson Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

Students use model chromosomes and answer analysis and discussion questions to learn how each person inherits one copy of each gene from each of his/her parents. As they model meiosis and fertilization, students follow the alleles of three human genes from the parents' body cells through gametes to zygotes. In this way, students learn how genes are transmitted from parents to offspring through the processes of meiosis and fertilization. Students analyze the results of crossing over, independent assortment and fertilization to learn how meiosis and fertilization contribute to genetic and phenotypic variation. Students also compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis, and they learn how a mistake in meiosis can result in Down syndrome or death of an embryo. This activity can be used to introduce meiosis and fertilization or to review these processes. (NGSS)

In this analysis and discussion activity, students develop their understanding of photosynthesis by answering questions about three different models of photosynthesis. These models are a chemical equation, a flowchart that shows changes in energy and matter, and a diagram that shows the basic processes in a chloroplast. Students learn about the role of scientific models by evaluating the advantages of each of these models for understanding the process of photosynthesis. (NGSS)

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Teaching Photosynthesis and Cell Respiration with Hands ..

This analysis and discussion activity introduces students to the basic principles of how biological organisms use energy. The focus is on understanding the roles of ATP and cellular respiration. In addition, students apply the principles of conservation of energy and conservation of matter to avoid common errors and correct common misconceptions. (NGSS)

BioCoach Activity Cell Respiration Introduction

The Genetics Student Handout begins with sections that help students to understand basic principles of genetics, including (1) how genotype influences phenotype via the effects of genes on protein structure and function and (2) how genes are transmitted from parents to offspring through the processes of meiosis and fertilization. Then, a coin flip activity models the probabilistic nature of inheritance and Punnett square predictions; this helps students understand why the characteristics of children in many real families deviate from Punnett square predictions. Additional concepts covered include polygenic inheritance, incomplete dominance, and how a new mutation can result in a genetic condition that was not inherited. The Genetics Supplement includes (1) an alternative version of the introduction to genetic principles that does not require prior completion of our ; (2) an analysis of the genetics of sex determination that helps students understand the probabilistic nature of inheritance; and (3) analyses of the molecular basis of sickle cell anemia and sickle cell trait, including the multiple phenotypic effects of a single gene and a pedigree analysis. (NGSS)

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration – Scavenger Hunt

These Teacher Notes summarize basic concepts and information related to energy, ATP, cellular respiration, and photosynthesis. These Teacher Notes also review common misconceptions and suggest a sequence of learning activities designed to develop student understanding of important concepts and overcome any misconceptions.

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Activities

In this hands-on, minds-on activity students learn (1) how genes provide the instructions for making a protein via transcription and translation and (2) how genes influence characteristics such as albinism and sickle cell anemia. Students use simple paper models to simulate the molecular processes of transcription and translation. This activity also includes multiple figures, brief explanations, and questions, together with four recommended videos. You can use this activity to introduce students to transcription and translation or to reinforce and enhance student understanding. An alternative version omits the paper models (“From Gene to Protein via Transcription and Translation”; ). (NGSS)

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