Why is Chlorophyll Green?
as part of its collaboration with the SERC Pedagogic Service.
This is an out of class exercise that allows students to explore biological molecules that contain heme like molecules with metals bound in them. The properties of these molecules give them different colors and functions, but all are related evolutionarily.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
The details are in the attached file. The activity consists of a one page description of why plants are green, meat is red and crustacean blood is blue. There are embedded links and questions for the students to answer.
Why is Cholorphyll Green? (Microsoft Word 33kB Jun26 09)
Chlorophyll quiz (Microsoft Word 36kB Aug28 09)