Tag: light

  • Light Independent Reaction and Calvin Cycle

    Light Independent Reaction and Calvin Cycle

    Students label a graphic showing an overview of photosynthesis and the Calvin cycle, plus a detailed image of photosystem I and II.

  • Photosynthesis Virtual Lab

    Photosynthesis Virtual Lab

    This lab was created to replace the popular waterweed simulator which no longer functions because it is flash-based. In this virtual photosynthesis lab, students can manipulate the light intensity, light color, and distance from the light source. A plant is shown in a beaker and test tube which bubbles to indicate the rate of photosynthesis.…

  • Can Plants Learn?

    Can Plants Learn?

    An experiment to determine if plants could learn by association Identify key features, such as variables, controls. Based on a real experiment in Nature.com.

  • The Calvin Cycle

    The Calvin Cycle

    TED-ED video on the Calvin Cycle explains how the cycle works to create glucose. Students complete questions and label a diagram of the Calvin Cycle.

  • Investigation: Earthworm

    Investigation: Earthworm

    This earthworm lab is a revised version of the observation lab that I have used for years. I wanted to make the lab more open-ended and include terminology within the lab instead of expecting them to know it from their notes or textbooks. Taxonomy chapters on annelids and other invertebrates are being phased out, and…

  • Photosystems and Chemiosmosis Coloring

    Photosystems and Chemiosmosis Coloring

    Use this coloring worksheet to explore how plant cells harvest energy form the sun to generate ATP in the process known as chemiosmosis.   

  • Photosynthesis Lab – How Light Color Affects Growth

    Photosynthesis Lab – How Light Color Affects Growth

    A virtual simulator that shows how plant growth changes in response to the color of light. Students measure the heights of plants grown under different colors.

  • How Does Photosynthesis Work?

    How Does Photosynthesis Work?

    This handout can be used with a lecture on photosynthesis, where students label the main features of the light-dependent reaction and the Calvin cycle.