Reflection: Modeling Modeling the Chloroplast - Section 4: Student Modeling Exercise: The Macromodel


In these teaching reflection, I discuss why I have students make two models of the chloroplast. First, students make a mini-model  using common everyday supplies because it helps them understand the appearance of the entire organelle. Next, students need to make a room-sized model so they can walk through the steps of the light and dark reactions. 

  Modeling: Why construct two models?
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Modeling the Chloroplast

Unit 7: Photosynthesis
Lesson 3 of 4

Objective: Students will construct a model to determine the function of a chloroplast during the light reactions.

Big Idea: How does photosynthesis benefit plants? In today's lesson, students how the chloroplast is a energy converting machine.

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Photosynthesis, Science, Chemical Energy, light energy, Developing and Using Models, Energy and Matter
  49 minutes
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