Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cell Energy Project

Photosynthesis Project Document

Here are some past examples:

Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

TED Talk - Biosphere 2
Jane Poynter

Think about the Inputs and Outputs that allow life to occur.
Think about what goes in (reactants) to Photosynthesis and what comes out (products).

Warm-up - Science Explorer Questions (just complete Page 1 - 
Photosynthesis Questions)

Cell Energy - Guided Note Sheet
Click here to Access

Photosynthesis Webquest

Monday, April 25, 2016

Cellular Energy and Processes

Photosynthesis & Respiration Introduction

Today in science we introduced our new unit on Photosynthesis.  Photosynthesis is the process by which a cell captures energy in sunlight and uses it to make its own food (a type of sugar called glucose).

As a class we focused on a few key terms to know when learning about photosynthesis such as autotrophs, heterotrophs, pigments, chlorophyll, and stomata.

Tomorrow, we will start to dive deeper into the the process of photosynthesis.  The reading for tonight will help reinforce our new understanding of how organisms get energy.  The reading will also introduce the two stages of photosynthesis.

Here is the link for the reading from our Science Explorer text.

Here is a great three minute video from Discovery's "Greatest Scientific Discovery" series that will introduce the experiments that enabled Priestly and Ingenhousz to "discover" photosynthesis.

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