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Exploring Life - Honors Biology Chapter 8 Photosynthesis

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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, I will keep track of what you have done. Feel free to click submit as you work to save your work to the server. 


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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.

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Class Period

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Open the Explore Life CD in a separate window  (If you need help with that ask.)

If you have already signed up for SuccessNet, you can access the assignment that way, and also work from home (or library).

While there are questions on the CD, they provide answers, so I can't grade their questions. You will get a grade for the answers on this form!

Click on Chapter 8

-At any time you can refer back to the text via the menu on the side-

Start with Concept 8.1 The questions proceed with the disk. Do all the activities.  Answer my questions.

If you want to do the "Chocolate Quest" you have to use SuccessNet rather than the CD.

Question 1:  What provides the fuel for the growth of trees?

Question 2: What are the ingredients in photosynthesis? What are the products of photosynthesis?

Question 3:  List the elements found in fats, carbohydrates and proteins?  (ie-what elements are in each).

Question 4: What products have you already used today that are made as a direct result of photosynthesis? As an indirect result.

Question 5: In your own words describe the simulated experiment with the light and the oxygen meter and describe the resulting graph. What was the manipulated variable? What was the responding variable? Looking at the graph, is the manipulated variable X or Y? How do you interpret the graph? Why are plants green? Note-This answer should probably be at least 2-3 paragraphs, there are 6 questions here!!!!

Remember, the boxes will expand as you type if you need more space.

Question 6: In your own words describe the simulated paper chromatography experiment. Why do plants have more than one pigment? Do you think you would get the same results if you used different solvents? Pay close attention to this simulated experiment. We will do something like it in class and this should help you with the activity and report.

Question 7:  Describe photosynthesis in your own words. Be sure to include a comparison of the light cycle, the Calvin cycle and how the light reactions actually make the ATP (this in that “closer look” section). This is the grade for this section, so be explicit in what you mean and write out everything! Minimum for a good grade would be 4-5 paragraphs.

Question 8: What are the consequences of the greenhouse effect? Are you worried about it? What did you know about it prior to this activity? Did this activity link the greenhouse effect to the hole in the ozone layer? Is there a connection?