Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
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In this lesson, students learn that plants make their own food by converting light energy into sugar (stored energy), which the plants then use to carry out their life processes. Students watch a video and do a Web activity to help them construct an understanding of photosynthesis.
1. Ask students:
2. Tell students they are going to investigate how plants make their own food. Have them watch the Photosynthesis video and explore the "Cycle" and "Puzzler" activities in the Illuminating Photosynthesis Web activity. Distribute copies of the Photosynthesis (PDF) handout to students and have them answer all the questions.
3. Assess student understanding of photosynthesis by discussing the following questions:
4. Have students write a recipe for making glucose and include a picture of each of the ingredients.
5. Discuss the following question: