Driving question : Does light intensity effect photosynthesis?
In this activity students examine the photosynthesis. Using an O2 sensor to measure the rate of photosynthesis at different light intensity. How much disadvantage has a plant in the shade anyway?
Topic: Plant physiology,
Concepts: Light intensity, Photosynthesis,
Grade level: High School (14-18 years),
Activity type: Data logging,
Sensors: CO2 (gas) sensor (low range),
Interface requirements: Single analog sensor input,
The Student Worksheet gives investigation instructions for students.
The Teacher Notes includes teacher commentaries such as didactical approach, exemplary questions, assignments and data analysis.
The Science Background describes the scientific principles that underlie the activity.
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