Features 13 core lab activities covering the fundamental concepts of physiology, ecology, plant systems and more
Use a light sensor and absolute pressure sensor to measure the change in light and pressure in an aquatic ecosystem as an Elodea or other aquatic plant undergoes photosynthesis.
In this activity, students investigate the rate of photosynthesis in an aquatic plant using an absolute pressure sensor and a light sensor while they:
- Explain the process of photosynthesis
- Describe the factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis
Students gain experience conducting the following procedures:
- Setting up the equipment and work area to measure the change in light and pressure in an
aquatic ecosystem as an Elodea or other aquatic plant undergoes photosynthesis.
- Measuring the changes in pressure, temperature, and light in the Elodea's environment
￼￼throughout a cycle of light and dark.
Sensors / Equipment Used:
Can be used as an absolute reference by detecting and measuring light in LUX.
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The equipment bundle for teaching 11 of the 13 Middle School Life Science Teacher Guide's labs.
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