Photosynthesis Lab

Photosynthesis is one of the most important biological processes on earth – without it the food chain would fall apart. In this class students conduct experiments that demonstrate a plant’s ability to undergo photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Using Vernier LabQuest interfaces and CO2 gas sensors students collect data that allow them to determine the effects of various light 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 hour long. This program takes place in the Micro World Investigate Lab. Science Curriculum Correlation(s): 6.L.1.2, 6.L.2.3, Bio.4.2 Scheduling information: Scheduling for the 2017–2018 school year begins Tuesday, August 15, 2017. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group’s visit. To schedule this program, contact Missy Chernick, Head of Scheduling, at 919.707.8860 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form.