the cake equation is: Butter + Eggs + Flour + Sugar = Cake. The equation for photosynthesis is Sunlight + Water + Carbon Dioxide --> Oxygen + Glucose (Food). After this mini lesson, we will also have a small mini lesson on carbon dioxide so students know the products of Photosynthesis, and we will discuss all vocabulary words and their meaning in relation to photosynthesis. Next, will come the preparation for the experiment. All students will receive construction paper, and will chose a plant, one particular leaf, and cover that leaf with the construction paper, securing it with a paperclip. The students will place the plants in front of the classroom windows for 5 to 7 days and observe it daily. The materials needed for this lesson are 10 healthy potted plants, construction paper, and paperclips. I will also provide eggs, butter, flour, and sugar to bake the cake during our mini lesson and experiment. Students, who choose to write their hypothesis, draw on poster boards will be provided with the materials to complete their assignments and assessments. Students who choose to use iPads and laptops to complete their assignments and assessments can use the technology corner in the classroom. Below are where the students will find the course reading: Michigan State University Extension. (2013). The Important Role of Photosynthesis. Retrieved from: Khan Academy. (2018). Intro to photosynthesis. Retrieved from: - of-photosynthesis/v/photosynthesis
TPACK 6 Sohn, E. (2006). A Change in Leaf Color. Retrieved from: Florida PBS Learning Media. (2018). NOVA: Photosynthesis. Retrieved from: wLDE2Wy70 Virginia Cooperative Extension. (2003). Photosynthesis: Putting together with light. An interactive learning module. Retrieved from: At the conclusion of this lesson, students will compare the leaves of a plant that has all the components needed for photosynthesis to one that has a component missing by presenting their conclusion summarizing what really happened, using key vocabulary terms with 80% accuracy. Students will complete a project to demonstrate the process of photosynthesis. As part of this assignment, students are given the option of either: a video presentation, voice over power point presentation, or a live classroom presentation with a poster board, or PowerPoint. The presentation must describe the process of photosynthesis (how they get their food), and demonstrate the complete process of photosynthesis and what happens to the products of photosynthesis. Students must receive 16/20 points from the photosynthesis presentation rubric.
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