Can Photosynthesis Occur at Saturn?

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In the 19th activity of 22, learners determine if distance from a light source affects photosynthesis. Participants capture oxygen in straws and find that the amount of water the gas displaces is proportional to the rate of photosynthesis.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource as a springboard to discuss chemosynthesis and whether this process could occur on Saturn
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars must record data every 30 minutes over a four-hour period; classes may begin collecting data but teacher may need to finish and share final data with them
  • Set up apparatuses before class to allow groups maximum time to collect data

  • Activity provides worksheet with discussion questions
  • Includes an extension activity for more advanced pupils

  • None
Common Core