Simple Photosynthesis Activities | Sciencing
Students demonstrate their knowledge of photosynthesis by creating a new verse for the song “You are my Sunshine.” Students will work as a team of 4 students, but each student must create their own verse. Students must include correct information about photosynthesis and incorporate as many key words as possible. It is recommended that students have a time limit, approximately 25 minutes to develop their verse independently. Students will then gather as a group and share their verse with the other students. The groups will need approximately 20 minutes to fit the verses together to form a completed song. The song can then be performed in front of the other groups for an enjoyable musical learning activity about photosynthesis.
"Simple Photosynthesis Activities."
The student inquiry lesson is found in the student section of WOW under the title: "." Students may want to print directions for the activity. They will either need to read the "Introduction to Photosyntheis and Respiration" on the web, or get a printed copy of that as well.
Students will use aluminum foil or black construction paper to cover a portion or an entire leaf and restrict the sunlight to the leaf. The teacher may choose to have students use leaves from several plants if the time is available. This activity will be conducted in the form of an experiment and students can either draw or use a digital camera to provide the images for the activity.
Interactive Photosynthesis Activity This kid-friendly ..
This collaborative activity allows students to work in groups to demonstrate their prior knowledge on plants and photosynthesis. Students will work in groups of 3-4 to make a concept map using Post-It notes or note cards on chart paper. Students will begin this activity by brainstorming words or concepts about plants. Students will write each word or concept on each Post-It note. Students are encouraged to draw a picture on the Post-It note to represent each word. Students will then arrange the Post-It notes on chart paper and draw lines to show the relationship between all of the words. Students may also include connecting words along the linking lines to clarify the connection. Connecting words may include words like requires, produces, absorbs, reflects, etc. When the groups have completed their concept maps, they will place them around the perimeter of the classroom in preparation for the gallery walk.