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Product 17183

By: The Flinn Staff

Immerse your students in the science practices with engaging laboratory activities and POGIL! Your students will practice important science skills while learning key concepts related to photosynthesis with this kit containing a demonstration, a POGIL activity and a lab activity.

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Immerse your students in the science practices with engaging laboratory activities and POGIL! Your students will practice important science skills while learning key concepts related to photosynthesis with this kit containing a demonstration, a POGIL activity and a lab activity. Students learn to predict outcomes by making models and learn key content through interpreting models and carrying out guided-inquiry lab activities. Complete the learning cycle with claims-evidence-reasoning style analysis prompts.

The demonstration activity uses chromatography to separate the pigments in spinach. Next, students complete the Photosynthesis—What’s in a Leaf? POGIL activity to build their understanding of the structure and function of leaves and, more specifically, chloroplasts. In the inquiry lab activity, students measure the rate of photosynthesis in algae using encapsulation of algae in sodium alginate spheres.

Complete for eight student groups. A Chlorella culture is required and must be purchased separately.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence
Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
MS-LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
MS-PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
HS-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
HS-LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems
HS-PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes
HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Cause and effect
Patterns
Systems and system models
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

HS-LS1-6: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.
HS-LS1-7: Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed, resulting in a net transfer of energy.
HS-LS2-3: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for the cycling of matter and flow of energy in aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
HS-PS1-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.