CURRENT TOPIC: Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis Links and Helpful Sites

 

Videos   *=shown in class

*Chloroplasts (2:09 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6tjGbBJW3g

*Pearson Photosynthesis (3:39 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeD9idmcX0w

*Bozeman Science Photosynthesis (12:26 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g78utcLQrJ4

Photosynthesis: Light reaction, Calvin cycle, Electron Transport  (7:27 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZ1EsA5_NY

Khan Academy Photosynthesis (13:38 minutes; additional videos with more detail) https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/photosynthesis/v/photosynthesis

TED Ed Photosynthesis  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UzMaoaXKaM

Mitochondria and Chloroplasts (24:34 minutes, AP level) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztve-u6l2lE

Student-made video about photosynthesis; includes some history https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xNwZCk2CHY

 

For help with the Optional Video Assignment

*A Private Universe Photosynthesis (full video; 56:36 min) [SECTION WITH INTERVIEWS IS from 3:08 – 6:05] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJwXYZ4GryA

Where Do Trees Get Their Mass From? By Veritasium (4:09 minutes)  Includes lots of interviews with “regular people” demonstrating lack of true understanding.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KZb2_vcNTg

 

Interactives

Waterweed Lab Link (will be used in class first week of January) http://www.saddleworth.oldham.sch.uk/science/simulations/waterweed.htm

From Thin Air  A comic book-style discussion of where the mass of a tree comes from http://www.stuartmcmillen.com/comics_en/thin-air/

Thin Air Summary https://urbantimes.co/2012/08/the-comic-art-of-stuart-mcmillen-thin-air/

Interactive Photosynthesis Walk-through (See left panel for options. Requires shockwave.)  http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/photosynth/intro.html

Chloroplast Labeling (requires Shockwave to run)  http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/photosynth/chloroplast.html

Informational text about chloroplasts with optional live chat with online tutor  http://biology.tutorvista.com/animal-and-plant-cells/chloroplasts.html

 

Other

A Private Universe (Overview of Program)  http://www.learner.org/resources/series28.html

Death of Antoine Lavoisier  http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi728.htm

Photosynthesis Timeline (Historical summary by a professor of biology; includes some scientists we have talked about in class as well as other scientists – could be useful for the E.C. on 12/18/14)  http://www.photobiology.info/History_Timelines/Hist-Photosyn.html

 

Extra Credit Opportunities  DUE Monday, January 5, 2015

Make your own "Private Universe" Video

Chloroplast Model