Floating Spinach: Investigating Photosynthesis

Unit 2: 2) Cells ("Form and Function")
Lesson 20 of 20

Objective: SWBAT: 1) Understand that the main way solar energy is captured and stored on Earth is through the complex chemical process known as photosynthesis. 2) Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy. 3) Explain that the changes of energy and matter in a system can be described in terms of energy and matter flows into, out of, and within that system.

Big Idea: Photosynthesis can be easily modeled and investigated through the use of spinach leaf disks, carbonated water, and light.

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Science, Photosynthesis, Investigations / Tools / Measurement, cells, form vs. function, cause and effect, Systems and System Models, Energy and Matter, structure and function
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