Driving question : What is the effect of plants, animals and light on the oxygen concentration in a pond?

In this activity students study life in a pond. From behind the computer they use an existing model to investigate the impact of plants, animals and light on the oxygen concentration in a pond. A fun activity in which respiration, photosynthesis and the influence of light are brought together.

Topic: Plant physiology,
Concepts: Photosynthesis, Respiration,
Grade level: High School (14-18 years),
Activity type: Modeling,
Sensors: Not applicable,
Interface requirements: Not applicable,

The Student Worksheet gives investigation instructions for students.

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The Teacher Notes includes teacher commentaries such as didactical approach, exemplary questions, assignments and data analysis.

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The Science Background describes the scientific principles that underlie the activity.

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Coach Activity/Result file can be opened in the Coach 7 Program. This requires Coach 7 to be installed on your computer.

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