NO-PREP PowerPoint for introducing photosynthesis!! Includes 25 slides, check for understanding questions, a five-question exit ticket to analyze mastery, an embedded video clip, and visuals/real life comparisons!
I start off by having students hypothesize what would happen to Earth if all the oxygen disappeared for only 5 seconds. I then show them a clip on it which is a really cool video to show them the importance of Oxygen. This leads us into photosynthesis as oxygen is the by-product.
Students learn about the ingredients needed for photosynthesis, the major parts of the plant that play a role, as well as different reactions that occur. This is a great balance between in-depth and surface level. We touch upon ATP, NADPH, light dependent/independent reactions, and glucose but this PPT does not go into the photochemical reaction centers/photosystems. So if that is what you are looking for, you may want to look in a different direction!
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