Solar fuels and artificial photosythesis

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General Information

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Overhead Projector, Adobe Acrobat Reader
Instructional Time: 30 Minute(s)
Keywords: photosynthesis, artificial photosynthesis, solar fuels, water splitting, chemical pathways
Instructional Component Type(s): Teaching Idea Image/Photograph Text Resource Data Set
Instructional Design Framework(s): Direct Instruction, Demonstration
Resource Collection: General Collection

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Plants Need Light Too! (Photosynthesis in Plants):

In this lesson, students will investigate the process photosynthesis. They will focus on identification of reactants - carbon dioxide, water and light energy, and products - glucose, water, and oxygen by utilizing interactive game pieces. Students will write an explanation of the process of photosynthesis.

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The Power of Energy:

Have you ever wondered how energy changes from one form to another? How you can put food in microwave, and seconds later it is hot? What happens between the time you plug in a TV and you see a picture? Students will take a deeper look into energy. What are all of the kinds of energy that help an object work? This lesson is a fun way to involve kids in their learning and include technology to present.

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Bubbling with Excitement Over Photosynthesis:

Light is necessary for photosynthesis to occur. In this activity students will expose aquatic plants to varying amounts of light and record the amount of bubbles produced as a result.

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Unit/Lesson Sequence

Chemical Change Investigations | Inquiry in Action:

In this series of 10 investigations, students gain experience with the evidence of chemical change - production of a gas, change in temperature, color change, and formation of a precipitate. Students begin by observing that similar-looking powders can be differentiated by the way they react chemically with certain test liquids. Students then use their chemical tests and observations to identify an unknown powder and, in a follow-up activity, to identify the active ingredients in baking powder. Students continue to explore chemical change by using a thermometer to observe that temperature either increases or decreases during chemical reactions. Then they control these reactions by adjusting the amount of reactants. In another set of activities, students use the color changes of red cabbage indicator to classify substances as acids or bases, neutralize solutions, and compare the relative acidity of two different solutions. Students conclude the investigation by comparing a precipitate to one of the reactants that formed it. Students see that a new substance was created during the chemical reaction. Information and questions about photosynthesis and cellular respiration are included as examples of chemical changes on pages 316-318 of this resource.

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