The Web-based Science Inquiry Environment (or WISE) website is a joint project of UC at Berkeley and three other science research organizations. This WISE interactive simulation allows students to explore the process of photosynthesis and cellular respiration at the macroscopic and microscopic level through interactive simulations. It has a storyline that helps students make sense of the phenomenon of photosynthesis using the following guiding prompts:, “How do plants use energy from light?”, “How could growing plants on the roof reduce the need for AC (and save energy)?”, and “How does energy from the sun help animals to survive?”. Students learn about energy transformation through simulations and modeling.
“Teaching with WISE” provides a good overview on how to use WISE simulations.
“Wise Quickstart Guide: Teachers” provides technological requirements to run the simulations