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.
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.