Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis Lesson - Introductory Lesson Package

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Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis Lesson package - This 28 slide Introductory Biology PowerPoint Lesson package discuss both Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis as well as how they are linked. It is geared towards students who are unfamiliar with both processes.

It outlines the structures of mitochondria and chloroplasts and the variety of pigments found within plants which cause them to change color in the fall. It briefly talks about why energy/ATP is needed inside the cell as well as outlines the importance of photosynthesis for life on Earth and lastly, it compares the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. The processes are laid out in a clear and easy to follow manner with many diagrams, explanations and pictures. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), 2 embedded videos, a student activity with a marking rubric & answer key and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint. This lesson is designed for an entry/introductory level biology course.


If you'd like to save some money, this lesson can also be found inside my Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle. If you'd like to take a look, please CLICK HERE.


Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint

- The student version of the PowerPoint

- 2 videos embedded into the PowerPoint

- Student Activity with rubric and answer key

- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:

- Earth’s energy budget

- Cellular energy (ATP)

- Mitochondria

- Solar energy

- Chloroplasts

- Chlorophyll

- Photosynthesis vs. Cellular Respiration

- Photosynthesis and life


You might also be interested in the following activities as they relate directly to photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration – Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity

Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis Lesson - Introductory Lesson Package

Photosynthesis - 7 Engaging Lab Stations

Senior Biology if you're looking for something a little more advanced:

Photosynthesis - 2 DAY,56 slide Senior Biology PowerPoint Lesson & Student Notes

Cellular Respiration - Aerobic - Senior Biology PowerPoint Lesson

Introduction to Cellular Respiration and Fermentation - Biology PowerPoint


Buyer Feedback:

- "The PowerPoint and the guided notes worked so well in my classroom. It was very clear and easy for my students to understand !"

- "Awesome resource."

- "I needed some help on how to teach this topic to inclusion biology classes and this worked well."

- "just what I was looking for- a short and sweet lesson on both of these topics- thanks!"

- "Fantastic! Thank you!"


You might also be interested in my Cell Membrane and Transport PowerPoint Lesson Package which is geared to the same level. CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW.

The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.

I also have a range of assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store.Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.

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Total Pages
28 for each version
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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