Advanced Placement / Biology


In this lab, students test how light influences the rate of photosynthesis.

Students will compare carbon dioxide concentrations for photosynthesis driven by red and green lights to determine how light color influences photosynthesis. Then, students will design an experiment to investigate how an independent variable, such as the type of light bulb, the distance between the light and leaves, or the color of the leaves, affects the rate of photosynthesis.

Source: Advanced Biology Through Inquiry


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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
2.9 2; 4

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