Photosynthesis is one of the most important biological processes on earth – without it the food chain would fall apart. In this class you will design and conduct experiments which test a plant’s ability to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen. Using state-of-the-art sensor equipment you will collect data that will allow you to determine the effects of various environmental changes, 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.
Family Science Investigation programs offer families an opportunity to participate together in science classes related to Museum research, including topics in biology, ecology, paleontology, geology, microbiology, chemistry and biotechnology. These classes are especially useful for homeschoolers looking for additional reinforcement to curriculum goals, or any family group that simply enjoys learning together!
Program Instructor: Christy Flint and Deb Bailey, Coordinators of the Micro World Investigate Lab
For more information contact Debbie Huston , scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.