Photosynthesis - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle

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Photosynthesis - Fully editable and Complete 5E Lesson. By purchasing this bundle you will save 51% vs. purchasing the individual components separately.

Lesson Objectives:
Throughout this 5E lesson, students will learn about:
• Why photosynthesis is essential to life
• How photosynthesis works
→ The light and dark reactions
• About chloroplasts and pigments
• How photosynthesis and cellular respiration connects
• About the protein RuBisCo and it’s importance

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How does the 5E model facilitate learning?
• It emphasizes inquiry, critical thinking, and the process of science
• Its success is backed by countless scientific studies that demonstrate its effectiveness
• It’s built around the idea that humans construct knowledge and meaning from their learning experiences. That they build upon their prior knowledge and to be effective, learning needs to be active and allow the participants to construct new knowledge from their experiences

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What's included?

Engagement Phase
- This could involve a short video with probing question or a discussion based around current events, common misconceptions, etc.
- Creates interest and excitement for your students
- Asks questions and probes their initial conceptions
- In this bundle, your students will begin by watching a short video and then answer a few questions to get them engaged in the topic

Exploration Phase
- Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections
- This bundle comes with a 7-station, Lab Activity where they will gain real experiences with the topic
**Note: The lab station activity requires very little preparation or materials**
- For a complete description of the lab station activity, please see below

Explanation Phase
- This is the instructional phase where concepts are presented to the students in a clear and applicable way
- Students develop understanding of the content
- Observations and experiences are discussed and critiqued
- Students develop vocabulary
- Students are able to connect the content presented to previous experiences
- This bundle includes a lesson in PowerPoint and .PDF formats. For a complete description, please see below

Elaborate Phase
- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
- This bundle includes a reading article titled "RuBisCO - The Most Important Protein on Earth"
**Note: This activity requires no preparation or materials**
- For a complete description of the activity, please see below

Evaluate Phase
- Your students' will demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress
- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic. They will propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
- The evaluation section includes a quiz that will allow you to evaluate your students' understanding

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The NRC's How People Learn has synthesized decades of research across many different disciplines about how people learn (NRC, 1999 blue right-pointing triangle). Key findings from that synthesis include the following. First, students (people) must be interested and engaged in what they are learning and find it useful and meaningful. Second, students (people) must be actively involved in the process of teaching and learning, comparing new information to previous ideas, constructing new understandings, and quite simply changing their own minds about how the world works. And third, students (people) need opportunities to apply what they have learned to new situations, to check the completeness of their understanding, and to evaluate their own learning for themselves. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2931660/)

By incorporating this 5E lesson, you will provide your students with a meaningful and coherent way of learning that best suits their needs. You will also utilize technology in a way that creates order and promotes understanding.

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The follow 5E lessons are currently included or will be added shortly. Please note that I will be increasing the number of lessons substantially over the next month. Purchase now before the price goes up.

Biology
The Human Digestive System
Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
The Circulatory System
Cancer
Photosynthesis


Coming Soon:
• The Human Respiratory System
• Energy Flow In Ecosystems
• Cell Membrane and Transport
• Hearing and the Human Ear
• The Human Eye
• Genetic Material: DNA and RNA
• The Nervous System

Ecology
The Cycling of Matter: The Water and Carbon Cycles
Cells and the Cell Theory
Ecosystems
Invasive Species
Interactions Within Ecosystems
Photosynthesis


Coming Soon:
• The Classification of Living Things
• Photosynthesis
• Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
• Ecological Succession
• Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction

Chemistry
Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes
Atoms and the Atomic Theory
Introduction to Chemical Reactions
Types of Chemical Reactions and Balancing Equations
Molecular and Ionic Compounds


Coming Soon:
• Acids, Bases, and Neutralization Reactions
• The Periodic Table
• Density and Buoyancy
• Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Isotopes
• Types of Bonds and Intermolecular Forces
• The Mole/Avogadro's Number

Earth and Space Science
Climate Change and Global Warming
The Moon and its Phases
Our Solar System
The Seasons
Human Space Exploration


Coming Soon:
• The Life and Death of Stars
• Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
• Solar and Lunar Eclipse

Physics
Newton's Three Laws of Motion
Current Electricity and Circuits
One and Two-Dimensional Motion
Static Electricity
Light and its Production
Energy, Energy Transfer, and its Forms


Coming Soon:
• Kinetic and Gravitational Potential Energy
• Sound, Sound Energy, and Speed
• Density and Buoyancy
• Uniform Acceleration
• How Planes Fly
• Refraction
• Friction

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Explore - Photosynthesis - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

This fully editable Lab Station on Photosynthesis is meant to get your students out of their seats and engaged in the content. Each station not only offers a unique opportunity to test your students knowledge (offer an opinion, answer questions based on a video or reading, draw, etc.), but also provides a fantastic learning opportunity where your kids are learning through assessment. Each station comes with a description card while some also contain more detailed instructions, a reading, questions to answer, etc. Students are equipped with a recording sheet (passport) to write their answers. There is almost no prep for you. Simply print the cards, lay them out around the room and you're all set. An answer key is also provided where applicable.

This lab activity covers:
- Photosynthesis Overview
- Equation
- Chloroplast and Pigments
- Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration Connection
- The Light Reaction
- The Light Independent Reaction/Calvin Cycle
- Essential RuBisco

Buyer Comment: "I love this product"

These station cards are meant to be used as a lab activity but can also be utilized in a review task before a test or a quiz. Used either way, your students will love it! I know mine do and I'm telling you from first-hand experience as I've used this activity in my own class,

How do the Lab Stations work? Each station is specially designed to be a unique complement to the material while at the same time, provide a valuable learning experience. Below is an overview of how each station works. In your activity, each will be tailored to the specific content.

Station 1: Get Hands-On – using their creative skills, students are required to draw or build.

Station 2: Research – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must research a specific question/issue surrounding the topic.

Station 3: Explain yourself – students write down an opinion to a question in paragraph form.

Station 4: Rest Station - students can use this time to catch up on work they didn't have time to complete at a previous station or prepare themselves for an upcoming one.

Station 5 - Applicability reading – students read a short passage from an article, website, etc. which directly connects the classroom content to a real life application.

Station 6: Test your knowledge – students answer 5 multiple choice questions then provide a written explanation for how/why they came to their conclusions.

Station 7: Learn from the expert – using a classroom computer or their own device, students must watch a short video clip and answer the associated questions. They may stop, rewind and restart as often as they like during the time frame.

Station 8 - Rest Station.

Station 9: Become the question master – Students must create 2 multiple-choice questions, 2 true/false questions and 1 short answer question. Students must also supply the answers


Explanation - Photosynthesis Lesson

Photosynthesis - This 2 DAY, 56 slide Senior Biology PowerPoint Lesson package discusses both the light-dependent and light-independent reactions as well as the structure of chloroplasts and the variety of pigments found within plants. It also compares the process of photosynthesis to cellular respiration and takes a look at the most important enzyme on earth - RuBisCO. 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 Power Point), 8 embedded videos and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint. This lesson is designed for a senior level biology course.

Included in the lesson package is:

- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 8 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:
- Photosynthesis overview
- Equation
- Chloroplast & Pigments
- Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration connection
- The Light Reaction
- The Light Independent Reaction/Calvin Cycle
- Essential RuBisCO

The student version of the PowerPoints 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.


Elaborate - RuBisCO - Earth's Most Important Protein

Tackle literacy and science by having your students read and answer questions from a scientific article. Questions include knowledge (direct from the paper), thinking, connecting, application and open-ended varieties.

No Prep, no formatting, no issues. Simply download, print (or upload to your class site) and you're all set.

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**This resource is fully editable for your convenience.**

This resource covers the following topics:
- What is RuBisCo?
- What does rubisco do?
--> Light Reaction
--> Dark Reaction
- Some concerns for the future

The Problem You Face - Not having the time to properly teach scientific literacy (disciplinary literacy) or improve your students reading comprehension and analysis skills.

The Solution
This fully editable, NO PREP reading comprehension article is composed of relevant, applicable and engaging reading activities which can be used to:
• introduce your topic
• improve your students reading comprehension and scientific literacy skills
• improve your students' analysis skills
• provide an extension activity to students who move at a faster pace
• provide extra credit to students in need
• measure your students literacy skills

Furthermore, this resource works very well as an emergency substitute plan as it will keep your students on task and focused while you are away.

This resource will take your students between 50-75 minutes to complete and includes some open-ended questions. An answer key is also included for your reference.

How this product will help your students:
- Improve their scientific and disciplinary literacy skills
- Improve their reading comprehension and scientific knowledge
- Give them insights into important scientific concepts
- Provide an extension activity for your faster moving/more gifted students

How this product will help you:
- Allow you to meet the NGSS, TEKS and Common Core Standards
- Provide you with a concise introduction to your topic
- Provide you with an engaging and easy to leave substitute plan which will keep your students engaged and on task
- Prove you a means of measuring your students' literacy skills

We don't spend enough time teaching scientific literacy to our students. This is either because we don't have the resources to do so effectively or we don't have the time. However, teaching our students to become scientifically literate is vital if we want them to succeed in life. We need them to know about the world they live in and about the issues they face. Even issues as simple as the common cold are misunderstood and can lead to the misuse of antibacterial drugs eventually rendering them ineffective.

It can be used as a tool in your teaching arsenal on a regular basis, an extension activity for your faster learners, left for a substitute in an emergency or planned absence or as an extra bit of information for a topic.
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Photosynthesis - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
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Photosynthesis - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
Photosynthesis - Complete 5E Lesson Bundle
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