When you click Submit (at the bottom of this web page) it will save your
work on the server for me. If you get a "proxy error" hit -refresh- until you
get a "Thanks"
You might want to actually write your answers in Word (so you can spell
check them) and then cut-and-paste into the boxes. That way, if the computer
misplaces your work you can just re-paste the answers.
Since we may work on this over more than one day, and you can work at home, I will keep track of what
you have done. Feel free to click submit as you work to save your work to the
TAB OR USE THE MOUSE Between the
Answer the questions as best you can. The boxes will expand as you type if you need more space.
(Don't worry if it is a one word answer. The box size is standard.)
Since you will be working in groups, put all the names of the people in the
group in the box. The ideal group size is 2. As an exception I will allow groups
of 3. No groups of 4 or 5. If you work as a group of 3 I expect better answers.
Group sizes above 3 will be penalized in the grading.
Most, but not necessarily all, of the answers to my questions can be found
in the animations.
Question 1: AtomicAbsorption
How is this animation relevant to photosynthesis?
Question 2: Light Capturing Systems
Where do electrons come from in PSI?
Where do the electrons come from in PSII?
Besides the pumping of H+ across the membrane, where else
do H+ ions come from that accumulate in the thylakoid?
Question 3: http://www.stolaf.edu/people/giannini/flashanimat/metabolism/photosynthesis.swf
How is ATP made in the chloroplast?
Question 4: http://faculty.nl.edu/jste/noncyclic_photophosphorylation.htm
Why does PSII come before PSI?
Why is it called PSII?
Question 5: http://faculty.nl.edu/jste/noncyclic_photophosphorylation.htm
Compare cyclic and noncyclic photophosphorylation.
Remember, the boxes will expand as you type if you need more space.
Question 6: http://faculty.nl.edu/jste/noncyclic_photophosphorylation.htm
What do you need to run the Calvin Cycle?
What does the Calvin Cycle actually produce?
Question 7: This is a nice overview.
Fill in the blanks... 3 RuBP = ___C
6 G3P = ____C
Where did the extra carbons come from?
Where do they go?
Question 8: What is the ratio of ATP to NADPH needed in the Calvin
How does this work if non-cyclic photophosphorylation
produces ATP and NADPH in a 1:1 ratio?
These last two are more complicated than you need, but I
enjoyed them. See if you can follow along.
Question 9: Why is the Calvin cycle called carbon fixation?
What enzyme actually does the “fixing?”
What molecule is the carbon added to?
Question 10: In what ways are respiration and photosynthesis alike.
How are they different? (Think of this like a summative essay question -hint-)