Isolation of Phytochrome

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Why do soybean plants that are planted weeks apart in the spring mature simultaneously in the fall? Four independent activities cover the history of phytochrome research, scientist collaboration, the electromagnetic spectrum, and phytochrome predictions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Connect using phytochrome to predict properties of pigments that haven't been discovered to anticipating the properties of elements that weren't yet discovered
  • Hand to a substitute with no preparation needed
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource would be best to use with a unit on plants
  • The first in a set of six lessons
  • The resource is designed as a ready-to-go lesson
  • Answer key is provided
  • Does not include any hands-on activities