Photosynthesis is one of the most important biological processes on earth – without it the food chain would fall apart. In this class students will design and conduct experiments which test a plant’s ability to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. Using Vernier LabQuest interfaces and CO2 and O2 sensors students will collect data that will allow them to determine the effects of various treatments on the rate of photosynthesis. Special attention will be paid to experimental design and the importance of controls, dependent and independent variables, and testable hypotheses. This program is 1 1/2 hours.
Science Curriculum Correlation(s):6.L.1.2 – Processes of photosynthesis; 6.L.2.3 – Abiotic factors affect the ability of organisms to create their own food through photosynthesis; Bio.4.2.1 – Analyze photosynthesis
Scheduling information: Scheduling for the 2013–2014 school year begins Tuesday, August 13, 2013. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group's visit. To schedule this program, contact the Scheduling Coordinator at 919.707.9840 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form (available 8/13/13).
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