Photosynthesis Lab: The Effect of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthesis

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This lab provides an opportunity for students to observe "The Effect of Light Intensity on the Rate of Photosynthesis." Your Biology students will gain valuable experience using laboratory equipment and applying proper lab procedures as they see science concepts in action.

For students, this hands-on lab activity features:

  1. Pre-lab activity and questions
  2. Clear, simple procedure
  3. Analysis and conclusions section
  4. Graphing
  5. An opportunity to design their own experiment

For teachers, this lab activity features:

  1. Teacher’s Guide with all the information you need to present this engaging hands-on activity to your students including sourcing materials, setting up lab tables, a clear, simple guide to the procedure with photos, a quiz to assess student understanding after the lab
  2. Answer Key to the Lab with Sample Data & Graph
  3. Answer Key to the Post-Lab Quiz

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Cells Unit Bundle which includes everything you need to teach

  • Cells
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cellular Respiration

This product is EDITABLE and includes 6 files:

1. Read This First includes an overview of the resource, contact information, terms of use, and image and font credits.

2. Teacher’s Guide includes materials list, set-up instructions including how to mix solution, and other helpful hints.

3. Student Lab Handout with the following sections:

  • Problem
  • Introduction
  • Pre-Lab Activity
  • Materials
  • Procedure
  • Data and Observation Table
  • Analysis and Conclusions with Graphing

4. Teacher Answer Key includes answers to questions and sample data.

5. Quiz

6. Quiz Answer Key

See click on PREVIEW to see more details including a comprehensive materials list.

Complete your study of Photosynthesis with these resources:

Photosynthesis PowerPoint and Notes

Photosynthesis Task Cards

Photosynthesis Review Qubes

Photosynthesis Diagrams & Study Guide

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Happy Teaching!

Carla Brooks

Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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