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Standard 2
Students will understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells that are made of molecules, come from preexisting cells, and perform life functions.
Objective 2
Describe the flow of energy and matter in cellular function.
  • Autotrophic or Heterotrophic?
    Students will compare the characteristics of autotrophic and heterotrophic cells to create a Venn diagram, identify pictures and write a creative paragraph.
  • Energy in Bonds
    In this activity students will analyze the calorie content of several foods
  • History and the Equation for Photosynthesis
    Students use descriptions of several of the famous experiments to lead them to the equation for photosynthesis.
  • Jigsaw Reading and Lesson Design Activity
    Students will research and become experts on a topic. They will then design an effective lesson to teach that topic to other students in the class.
  • Probing Photosynthesis
    Students will use a CO2 probe to measure the rate of photosynthesis. They will use inquiry skills to design the activity and measure different variable that could affect the rate.
  • Watching Photosynthesis
    Students will use bromothymol blue as an indicator of carbon dioxide absorption by water plants.
  • Yeast and Carbon Dioxide
    Students will model carbon cycle and the effects of human activities on the respiration of yeast.

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