Teaching Photosynthesis


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What is photosynthesis?

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1. How does increased carbon dioxide levels affect oxygen production in plant cells?

2. A student observes an aquatic plant under a bright light and notices there are bubbles on the plant. What are the bubbles made of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Professional development is an ongoing process with educators, and this quiz will measure how much you know about teaching photosynthesis in the classroom. A few of the questions focus on definitions, but several of the questions provide hypothetical situations that describe student observations about photosynthesis that you must explain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice with these assessment tools to judge your breadth of knowledge about:

  • The definition of photosynthesis
  • Effects of increased carbon dioxide levels
  • Bubbles on aquatic plants
  • Impact of light vs. dark on growth patterns
  • Relationship among plants, oxygen, and animals

Skills Practiced

Using this quiz and worksheet can assist you with enhancing the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related teaching photosynthesis lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding increased carbon dioxide levels and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to explain why bubbles may appear on aquatic plants

Additional Learning

In the lesson called Teaching Photosynthesis, you can easily spot the answers to these quiz questions. You can even go one step further and learn about additional topics, such as the following:

  • Overview of photosynthesis experiments
  • Explanations of chlorophyll and chloroplasts
  • Description of the Calvin cycle