Using Models to Understand Photosynthesis

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In this analysis and discussion activity, students develop their understanding of photosynthesis by answering questions about three different models of photosynthesis. These models are a chemical equation, a flowchart that shows changes in energy and matter, and a diagram that shows the basic processes in a chloroplast. Students learn about the role of scientific models by evaluating the advantages of each of these models for understanding the process of photosynthesis.

Performance Expectations

HS-LS1-5   Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.