Photosynthesis – Empiribox

Plants

Lesson: Photosynthesis

Lesson: Photosynthesis

In this lesson we are going to explore how plants make food in order to grow. We will carry out an investigation and grow our own plants from seeds. Your teacher will tell you which scientific skill, either Planning or Presenting and analysing data or Evaluation, to focus on during this lesson.

 

Before you start

Print out the worksheet that is in the Resources section or alternatively download it to your computer to fill in digitally.

 

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson :

a kitchen scale, a container of some sort like a clear plastic cup, soil from the garden or communal area, some water and some seeds. You can use any seeds like bean seeds or cress seeds.

 

When you’re ready

Watch the video and carry out the work, including the investigation, as prompted by the scientist on the screen. Have fun!

 

Below is the list of key words you will come across during the course of the lesson:

Carbon dioxide

chlorophyll

energy

equation

minerals

oxygen

photosynthesis

sugar

table

variables

Which of the following has nothing to do with photosynthesis?

Plants can photosynthesize without sunlight

Plants start photosynthesizing when they germinate?

What is the purpose of photosynthesis?

Which sugar is made in photosynthesis?

What of the following statements are correct?

Plants can photosynthesize when water is not available:

Which of the following parts of a plant is responsible for photosynthesis?

Photosynthesis is not an important process for life:

Where does the plant get the carbon dioxide it needs from?

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