This zip file contains 9 different activities which can be used to compose a unit for biology students introducing them to photosynthesis. The total package contains 30 pages of student activities and 105 PowerPoint slides. While these lessons were originally designed to correlate to the performance indicators of the New York State Living Environment/Biology curriculum, the components of this lesson may be easily used in other biology courses as well. Many documents are in both word and pdf form to allow edits for your particular needs. It contains the following items:
-- Marzano self assessment scale for students specific to this unit with learning goals, NGSS and Common Core Standards for reading, writing and mathematics (2 pages)
-- Cloze notes handout for students (8 pages)
-- PowerPoint to accompany the cloze notes (49 frames including a bell ringer with answers)
-- Photosynthesis Simulation Lab activity with answer key (simulator is in link and in the file) (8 pages)
-- Chromatography Lab activity with answer key (provides a safe option for avoiding the use of petroleum ether and acetone) (4 pages)
-- Photosynthesis Exam with key (29 questions) (4 pages)
-- Photosynthesis Practice Exam for students with key (4 pages)
-- Photosynthesis Jeopardy Game in PowerPoint format (56 slides)
NGSS Learning Standard
Students who demonstrate understanding can:
HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.
Common Core State Standards Connections:
SL.11-12.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
MP.4 Model with mathematics.
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Many more biology materials to compose a full year course including this unit of learning activities are available at a significant savings of over 70% if purchased as a package for $23.99 (over 900 pages of different learning materials and 1500 PowerPoint slide) ... this package includes the following units:
If the contents of this complete course were purchased as individual zip files for each unit, it would cost more than $70 for these materials.
This year long course contains the following units.
-- Life Processes and Introduction to Classification Learning Activities
-- Cell Structure and Function Lesson Activities
-- Membrane and Membrane Processes Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Biochemistry and Enzymes Lesson Activities
-- Human Nutrition Learning Activities
-- Human Circulation Learning Activities
-- Immunity Lesson and Lab Activities
-- Human Respiration Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Cell Respiration Learning Activities
-- Introduction to Human Excretion and Human Locomotion Learning Activities
-- Nervous and Endocrine Systems Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Mitosis and Asexual Reproduction Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Meiosis Lesson Activities
-- Reproduction and Development Lesson Activities
-- Plant Systems and Adaptations Lesson Activities
-- Photosynthesis Learning Activities
-- Plant Reproduction and Development Lesson Activities
-- Classical Genetics Learning Activities (Mendelian and Beyond Mendel)
-- Introduction to DNA, RNA, Protein Synthesis and Biotechnology Lesson Activities
-- Introduction to Evolution Lesson Activities
-- Ecology Lesson Activities
-- Human Ecology Learning Activities
-- Complete NY State Living Environment Regents Review Packets with Answers
View the contents of the whole year course in more detail at
Biology/Life Sciences Complete Course