Photosynthesis and Plants Unit Plan

Chapter Lecture Notes Reading Guide Video Links
Chapter 10: Photosynthesis Click here for the lecture notes on photosynthesis.Click here for the notes on the Calvin Cycle.Click here for the lecture notes on variations on photosynthesis. Click here for the Chapter 10 reading guide. Click here for a video on pigments used in photosynthesis, the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle.
Chapter 29: How Plants Colonized Land Click here for the lecture notes on chapters 29 and 30. Click here for the Chapter 29 reading guide. Click here for a video on plant diversity.Life cycle of a moss.
Chapter 30: The Evolution of Seed Plants Click here for the lecture notes on chapters 29 and 30. Click here for the Chapter 30 reading guide. Click here for a video on diversity of flowering plants.
Chapter 35: Plant Growth, Structure and Development Click here for the lecture notes on plant anatomy. Click here for the reading guide on plant anatomy. Click here for a plant anatomy video.
Chapter 36: Resource Acquisition and Transport in Vascular Plants Click here for the lecture notes on plant resource acquisition and transport. Click here for the reading guide on plant resource acquisition and transport. Click here for a video on plant transport.
Chapter 37: Soil and Plant Nutrition Click here for the lecture notes on plant nutrition. Click here for the reading guide on plant nutrition. Click here for a video on plant nutrition.
Chapter 38: Angiosperm Reproduction and Biotechnology Click here for the lecture notes on plant reproduction. Click here for the reading guide on plant reproduction. Life cycle of a seed plant. 

Life cycle of an angiosperm.

Chapter 39: Plant Responses to Internal and External Signals Click here for the lecture notes on plant responses. Click here for the reading guide on plant responses. Click here for a video on plant responses.

Labs and Field Trips

Field Trips

Labs

  • Photosynthesis
    • Chromatography Lab with Inquiry Extension
    • Leaf Disk Lab
      • Click here for the online pre-lab questions.
  • Lab: The Plant Game
    • Click here for the handout.
  • Lab: Bouquet of Flowers
    • Click here for the handout.
  • Lab: Leaf Structure
    • Click here for the handout.
  • Lab: Examining Plant Behavior
    • Get the handout in class!
  • Lab: Do GreenBags Really Slow Plant Ripening?
    • Student designed!
    • Click here for info on plant hormones.
  • Lab: Pollen Tube Growth
    • Click here for pictures of the lab!
  • Lab: Flower and Fruit Dissection
    • Get the handouts in class!
  • Transpiration
  • Plant Hormone Rubric

Videos Watched in Class

  • Video
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