Exploring Life - Honors Biology Chapter 8 Photosynthesis
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What provides the fuel for the growth
Question 2: What are the
ingredients in photosynthesis? What are the products of photosynthesis?
List the elements found in fats, carbohydrates and proteins? (ie-what
elements are in each).
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!!!!
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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.
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.
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?