Students actively learn about photosynthesis and cellular respiration using the 5E model. It begins with an engaging video, it elaborates with a lab station activity, further instructions are provided in the PowerPoint lesson, concepts are elaborated in the scavenger hunt activity, and lastly their understanding is evaluated.Lesson Objectives:
- Students will be able to describe what occurs during photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
- Students will gain an understanding of the importance of photosynthesis and cellular respiration to the survival of living things.
- Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
- Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
- Explain the chemical changes and energy transformations associated with the process of photosynthesis, and compare the reactants (i.e., carbon dioxide, radiant energy, water) to the products (i.e., glucose, oxygen).
This lesson provides various learning opportunities for students through a differentiated approach.
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