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Making Algae Beads

Algae beads are an engaging way to learn about the metabolic process of plants including photosynthesis.
In-Booth Demonstration

In-Booth Demonstration

Life Science

Life Science


Middle School

In this activity, students create spheres of green algae for use in experiments that explore the metabolic processes of plants, including rates of photosynthesis. The activity supports 3-dimensional learning and builds toward the following:

  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practice: Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
  • NGSS Core Idea: Life Science 1: From molecules to organisms: Structures and processes

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