Visualizing Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
This is a hands-on activity that is used to visualize the chemical processes Photosynthesis and Cellular respiration. The attached sheet guides students through the process, and has many simple (assessable) steps needed to process through the activity.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
There are multiple check points throughout the activity that allow students to work independently at their own pace, but it is also comprehensive and builds upon itself. Students have to explain/describe/model their retention and understanding multiple times as they progress through the activity.
Personally I do Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration together, but it could easily be separated into two independent sections. Visualizing Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Using Chemical Models (Microsoft Word 66kB Dec22 09)
Teaching Notes and Tips
Substrand 2. Interdependence among Living Systems
Standard 1. Ecosystems
Standard 2. Flow of energy and matter