From my experience of teaching Biology, I have learned that some students have a weak knowledge of chemistry. This makes it difficult to teach photosynthesis because students just write down the equation and memorize the equation without really learning what the equation is saying. This assignment breaks down the meaning and different components of the photosynthesis equation for students with a weak chemistry background. This is assignment is in word doc so it can be altered to students need and it has an answer key.
Below is a simple break down of the assignment:
Understanding the Photosynthesis Equation
Purpose: To understand the photosynthesis equation.
Objective: By the end of this activity students will be able to explain in detail the photosynthesis equation and relate it to the photosynthesis process.
Essential Question: How is the net process of photosynthesis described in the equation?