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    • Relate the lab experiment to the theory presented in class
    • Understand the complex process of photosynthesis
    • See the big picture of the reaction
    •  Apply photosynthesis to everyday life and how it relates to humans


    • Computer with Powerpoint

    Photosynthesis (5 minuteS) 

    Animals inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Green plants are the only plants that produce oxygen and make food, which is called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis means ''putting together with light.'' This takes place in chloroplasts, which have chlorophyll in them. Chlorophyll absorbs the sunlight. From sunlight, green plants combine carbon dioxide and water to make sugar and oxygen. Green plants use sugar to make starch, fats, and proteins. There are tiny pores called stomota. Carbon dioxide and oxygen enter and leave through the stomata respectively.

    Powerpoint on Photosynthesis (40 minutes)

    Photosynthesis Part 1.ppsx
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    Question period (5 minutes)

    Student will have the opportunity to ask questions about the class as well as question they have regarding the lab experiment. They will be allowed to revise their hypothesis after having listened to the detailed explanation of photosynthesis.