Driving question : How does a plant grow?

In this activity students conduct a video measurement of the growth of the root and stem of a plant after germination. They analyse the growth curve of the plant and couple the growth speed to available energy.

Topic: Plant physiology,
Concepts: Graph, Photosynthesis, Plant,
Grade level: Middle School (11-14 years),
Activity type: Data video,
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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