Protists

Protists carry out around 40 percent of all photosynthesis on Earth. Pupils view a presentation focused entirely on protists. It focuses on reproduction, structure, function, the benefits, and the dangers introduced by these tiny plants. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Print slide 13 for pupils to label and add to their science journals
  • Go into more detail on the many products that include algae such as toothpaste and ice cream
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of plants
Pros

  • Includes high-quality photos of protists at both the cellular level as well as in larger arrangements
  • Highlights the diversity within the group
Cons

  • None