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Electron Capture and Photosynthesis—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: FB1966 

Price: $39.73

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In the Electron Capture and Photosynthesis Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, monitor the color change of an indicator to investigate the rate of photosynthesis and explore the actual reactions.

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Capture electron transfer during photosynthesis—as well as student interest—using a redox indicator. In this revealing lab activity, students monitor the color change of an indicator to investigate the rate of photosynthesis and explore the actual reactions of the electron transfer chain during the light reactions of photosynthesis. A fascinating inside look into the actual mechanism of photosynthesis!

Complete for 30 students working in pairs. Fresh spinach and a blender are required but not provided.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Aluminum foil, regular, full roll, 12" x 25 feet roll
2, 6 Dichloroindophenol sodium salt, 1 g
Phosphate buffer concentrate, 10x, 250 mL, 2
Cheesecloth, 1 sq yd
Parafilm, 2" wide x 12 feet long

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-LS1.A: Structure and Function
HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Systems and system models
Energy and matter
Structure and function
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

HS-PS1-1. Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
HS-PS1-2. Construct and revise an explanation for the outcome of a simple chemical reaction based on the outermost electron states of atoms, trends in the periodic table, and knowledge of the patterns of chemical properties.
HS-PS1-5. Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.
HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.