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This bundle was designed to address 5th Grade NGSS standard 5-LS1-1 and is appropriate for grades 5-7.
The engaging hands on activities introduce students to the concepts of photosynthesis.
Here's what's included in the inquiry unit:
Activity 1: Informational reading and questions
Activity 2: Breathe In, Breathe Out Students investigate the relationship between plant respiration and animal respiration.
Activity 3: Let There Be Light Students experiment with light to see how light impacts the rate of photosynthesis.
Activity 4: Photosynthesis: It All Adds Up! Students learn the basics of chemical reactions and use models to show the process of photosynthesis.
Activity 5: Scene 1: Photosynthesis. Students act out the process of photosynthesis using props.
Word Wall Cards and Activities
Post Test and Grading Rubric
The PowerPoint and Notes are designed to compliment the activities with content.
The PowerPoint begins with a discussion of types of plants as well as what plants need to survive. This leads into defining photosynthesis and breaking the process down into reactants and products. The chemical equation is also introduced with a diagram that shows how matter is conserved in this chemical process. More slides emphasize the importance of plants on our Earth, and students are given many opportunities to discuss and debate with their classmates. The PowerPoint culminates with an awesome video that takes students inside the leaves of a plant.
Notes for the teacher are included on almost every slide with suggestions on how to make the slides interactive. A notes page is included for students to complete throughout the PowerPoint or as an assessment.
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