Education Technology

Photosynthesis in Plants

Published on 07/31/2012

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will observe the effects of certain variables on the rate of photosynthesis in a plant.

Objectives

  • Students will develop a deeper understanding of the variables affecting the rate of photosynthesis in plants.
  • Students will manipulate variables, such as light intensity and wavelength of light, to observe the effects on photosynthesis rates.

Vocabulary

  • illuminance
  • photosynthesis
  • stomata
  • visible spectrum
  • wavelength

About the Lesson

In this lesson, students will observe the effects of certain variables on the rate of photosynthesis in a plant.

As a result, students will:

  • Better understand the importance of the visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Develop an understanding of reflection and absorption of light energy by a pigment.