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Students will recognize that radiant energy from the Sun is transformed into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis.
In this two-part lab, students will investigate the photosynthesis chemical formula and also test a plant leaf for products of photosynthesis.
The product contains three complete labs that are differentiated for all of your students.
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- Teacher Resource Pages - prep time, standards/objectives, teacher directions, materials, and additional resources.
- Answer Keys - suggested answer keys for the labs
- CER Conclusion and Reflection Questions - Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning statements along with 3 reflection questions per lab.
- All pages are EDITABLE.
3 Differentiated Labs
Dependent Student Lab- A complete lab. This level is written with a combination of procedural instructions and inquiry questions. They are moderately student-centered with guided inquiry questions throughout the lab. Suggested for on-level learners.
Modified Student Lab - A complete lab. This level provides the most structured lab experience. The lessons may eliminate parts of the lab and change the questioning to include sentence stems or multiple choice questions. Suggested for learners with modifications.
Independent Student Lab - A complete lab. This level is the most student-centered experience. Suggestions are made for the students to get started, but most of the decisions will be student-centered. The students will be responsible for most aspects of the lab and will have the least guidance. Suggested for advanced learners.
Materials Needed Per Group:
Zip-lock sandwich bag with 12 orange, 18 yellow, and 6 red candies (Skittles work well)
1” x 5” wide strip of dark construction paper
3 – 250 mL beakers
1 leaf still attached to a de-starched plant
5” piece of string
Small plate/Petri dish
Hot pad/oven mitt
Iodine Solution (0.1%)
Heat source (hot plate)
500 mL beaker to deliver hot water to groups
Beaker with boiling water to kill leaves
Enough hot water (NOT boiling) for each group to have 200 mL
Hot pad/oven mitt
TEKS: 7.5 A - Students can recognize that radiant energy from the Sun is transformed into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis.
NGSS: MS LS1-6 - Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
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