Fully editable and Complete 5E Lesson. Everything you need to teach a unit on Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration. This fully-editable, no prep bundle follows the 5E model and provides step-by-step instructions on how to implement it in your classroom.
The included lesson has been fully updated and now includes both Google and Office versions of each resource. The lesson also includes an auto-graded Exit Ticket to check for student understanding.
• Students will be able to describe what occurs during photosynthesis and cellular respiration
• Students will gain an understanding of the importance of photosynthesis and cellular respiration to the survival of living things
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• 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.
• Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
• Explain the chemical changes and energy transformations associated with the process of photosynthesis, and compare the reactants (i.e., carbon dioxide, radiant energy, water) to the products (i.e., glucose, oxygen)
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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 is 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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- 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
- Students use and develop creative thinking skills, make observations, record results, and make connections
- In this phase, students will complete a special 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
- 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
- The lesson comes in PowerPoint and .PDF formats. For a complete description of the lesson, please see below
- This phase involves the students completing an activity or assignment that forces them to expand their thinking and knowledge of the topic
- Students use their newly obtained knowledge to propose solutions and extend their learning to new situations
- The included Elaborate activity is my device-based scavenger hunt activity. For a complete description of the activity, please see below
- Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding and evaluate their own progress
- This phase will have your students complete a quiz or complete an assignment
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 Human Eye
• Genetic Material: DNA and RNA
• The Nervous System
• The Classification of Living Things
• Ecological Succession
• Plant Sexual and Asexual Reproduction
• Atomic Theory, Atomic Structure, and Isotopes
• Types of Bonds and Intermolecular Forces
• The Mole/Avogadro's Number
Earth and Space Science
• Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
• Solar and Lunar Eclipse
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This fully editable Lab Station Activity on Cellular Respiration and 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:
- Cellular Respiration
Bonus Activities: To ensure your students don’t have any downtime between stations, your lab also includes a 10-word word scramble and word search, both with an answer key. You can use them as part of their mark, as a bonus so it’s not mandatory, etc. However you choose to use it, it will ensure that your students are always busy and never idle. Note: For stronger classes, I give the word scramble and for weaker ones, the word search.
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.
Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis Lesson package - This 28 slide Introductory Biology PowerPoint Lesson package discuss both Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis as well as how they are linked. It is geared towards students who are unfamiliar with both processes.
It outlines the structures of mitochondria and chloroplasts and the variety of pigments found within plants which cause them to change color in the fall. It briefly talks about why energy/ATP is needed inside the cell as well as outlines the importance of photosynthesis for life on Earth and lastly, it compares the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. 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 PowerPoint), 2 embedded videos, a student activity with a marking rubric & answer key and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint. This lesson is designed for an entry/introductory level biology course.
Included in the lesson package is:
- The teacher version of the PowerPoint
- The student version of the PowerPoint
- 2 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
- Student Activity with rubric and answer key
- Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
- Earth’s energy budget
- Cellular energy (ATP)
- Solar energy
- Photosynthesis vs. Cellular Respiration
- Photosynthesis and life
This activity is the coolest thing I've created and your kids are going to love it, mine do. Think of a scavenger hunt, then add devices (Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, or Tablets), engaged students, and learning through assessment and you have this resource.
Quick Disclaimer. In order to use this activity, your classroom must have at least 1 device per 3 students. Smartphones, Chromebooks, Laptops, and Tablets will all work perfectly. The wording and delivery make this resource perfect for a wide range of grade levels. If for some reason you feel this hunt isn't perfect for your classroom, I'm happy to refund your purchase no questions asked.
The Content Includes:
• The importance of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
• An introduction to how each occurs
• The structures involved in each
• Which organisms do each process and why
• What would happen if one or both processes stopped
• Practical applications