Education Technology

Manipulating Photosynthesis

Published on 11/06/2008

Activity Overview

Photosynthesis may very well be the most important biochemical process in the living world. OK, it IS the most important biochemical process in the living world! In this activity, see how manipulating the amount of light and carbon dioxide can change the photosynthetic production of a plant.

Before the Activity

Download the TNS file and have it available to send to students.

During the Activity

Have students explore the relationship between sunshine and CO2 and the rate of photosynthesis. Students can either record their responses in the TNS file or on a separate sheet of paper.