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Photosynthesis Worksheets - Reading Comprehension Passages, Questions, and Annotations
This resource is designed for a Photosynthesis unit. It contains 5 Engaging, Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Passages with Directions for Student Annotations! Reading Comprehension Questions also included!
Questions & Answer Keys for Each of the 5 Reading Passages!
COMMON CORE ALIGNED!
Aligned with Photosynthesis Interactive Notebook (Not required to use this resource, but recommended)
Quick overview of topics covered in this resource include:
1.) The Process of Photosynthesis
-Overview of how the process allows plants to make their own food.
-Overview of step by step process (Energy from the sun is absorbed by the chlorophyll in the chloroplasts, water is absorbed by the roots, Carbon dioxide is taken from the atmosphere through the stomata (leaves), glucose is produced by the plant in a different part of the chloroplasts)
Keywords: photosynthesis, chlorophyll, chloroplasts, carbon dioxide, stomata, glucose
2.) The Basic Structure of a Flower
-Overview of each part of the plant
keywords: filament, petal, ovary, pistil, receptacle, sepal, pollen tube, stigma, stamen, fruit, style, anther, ovule
3.) All About Chloroplasts
-Overview of the purpose of chloroplasts (converts sunlight into food energy that plants need)
-Where they are found in plants, how they benefit plants
-parts of the chloroplasts
keywords: chloroplasts, granum, stroma lamellae, outer membrane, inner membrane)
4.) Parts of a Leaf
-Overview of how the parts of a leaf work together to help the plant stay healthy.
-Overview of each part of a leaf (leaf margin, midrib, leaf blade, stipule, leaf base, petiole, leaf apex)
-Description of each part of leaf tissue (guard cell, cuticle, stoma, upper epidermis, spongy layer, vein, lower epidermis, palisade cell)
Keywords: leaf margin, midrib, leaf blade, stipule, leaf base, petiole, leaf apex, guard cell, cuticle, stoma, upper epidermis, spongy layer, vein, lower epidermis, palisade cell
5.) How Water Moves Through Plants
-Overview of the three forces that help water move through plants
-Description of how root pressure occurs as the water moves in
-Description of how capillary action pulls the water up through the xylem
-lastly, transpiration occurs (loss of water through the plant leaves) Water is given off into the air through the leaves’ stomata.
Keywords: root pressure, capillary action, transpiration
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