The process of photosynthesis comes from the latin root "photos" meaning "light" and synthesize, "to make". Almost all life on Earth relies on this - converting the Sun's energy into chemical energy, or food, for the rest of us. In this unit we will explore how the Sun's energy is converted into food, and then how organisms transform this energy into the driving forces that we call life.
Assignments In order to retake TEST at the end of the unit, all assignments must be completed and in your folder at the back of the room.
NOTES Q10 - why do leaves change color? See video below
Essential Questions: “How does the sun supply living things with the energy they need?” “How do living organisms transform energy?”
Extra Credit: Overtime Slips Read or watch one of the Videos, Links and Resources on your right and fill out an overtime slip for some extra points. OR - look something up your own, do a little research, and share with me what you discover!
Complete yourchloroplast drawings on a large sheet of white paper. Include all of the vocabulary terms listed on the handout/link above. Use various chloroplast diagram examples as a template to make your own...but DO NOT just copy one...make your own.
WEDS & THURS ~ 3/15-3/16 Work on Photosynthesis WebQuest this is due on Monday at the start of class. Links are located below... If you are done early - turn it in - and then work on extra credit overtime sheets by reading articles I have linked on here under Videos, Links, and Resources.