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Plants | Activity 6.1

Activity 6.1: Explaining Other Examples of Photosynthesis, Biosynthesis, and Cellular Respiration (60 min)

Students practice answering the Three Questions using modified Explanations Tools for photosynthesis, biosynthesis, and cellular respiration.

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Prepare several copies of each version of 6.1 Explaining Other Examples of Plants Growing, Moving, and Functioning, so that there is one for each student. Gather the class results poster and spreadsheet from Activity 3.2, as well as their completed copies of 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Plants in the Light and Dark and 5.2 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mass Changes. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT.


1. Use the instructional model to show students where they are in the course of the unit.


Use 6.1 Grading Explaining Other Examples of Plants Growing, Moving, and Functioning for All Plants to grade the explanation tools. Although the plants are different, the answers should be similar across tools.