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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 Other Plants Readings, 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 3.5 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Plants. 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 Lodgepole Pine/Prickly Pear Cactus/Spartina Worksheet to grade the explanation tools. Although the plants are different, the answers should be similar across all the plants.