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Algae Bead Photosynthesis Kit (with perishable)

$111.90
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Description

Students learn how to make their own algae beads and get hands-on experience developing a model and testing a hypothesis. They begin by learning about the relationship between wavelength of light and the rate of photosynthesis. From there, student groups form hypotheses about how different-colored light filters affect photosynthesis rate. Finally, they test their hypotheses using colored filters, their algae beads, and a bicarbonate indicator solution.

Time Requirement
Teacher prep, approximately 2 class periods. Pre-lab, investigation, and assessment, 4 class periods.

Digital Resources
Includes 1-year access to digital resources that support 3-dimensional instruction for NGSS. Digital resources may include a teacher manual and student guide, pre-lab activities and setup videos, phenomenon videos, simulations, and post-lab analysis and assessments.

Performance Expectations
HS-LS1-5
HS-LS1-6

Crosscutting Concepts
Energy and Matter

Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Science and Engineering Practices
Developing and Using Models

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe the components of a model illustrating that photosynthesis transforms light energy into chemical energy by converting carbon dioxide plus water into sugars and oxygen.

  • Synthesize observations from multiple investigations to predict the relationship between specific wavelengths of light and photosynthetic efficiency in algae.
  • Determine the accuracy of their predictions when analyzing experimental results.
  • Use collected data to show that carbon dioxide is a reactant in photosynthesis and a product in cellular respiration, and that algae perform both processes.
  • Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills
    Students should know the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. They should also be familiar with pH.

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