Leaf Photosynthesis

This NetLogo model of leaf photosynthesis shows the macroscopic outcome of the reaction.

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Discover what is needed for photosynthesis in a leaf, and what is produced using this NetLogo model that simulates photosynthesis and shows the macroscopic outcome of the reaction.

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Subject
Biology

Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation

Grade Level
Middle School

License
CC BY 4.0

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008)

5. The Living Environment

5C. Cells
  • 5C/M2b. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that various organs and tissues function to serve the needs of all cells for food, air, and waste removal.
  • 5C/M3a. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that within cells, many of the basic functions of organisms-such as extracting energy from food and getting rid of waste-are carried out.
5E. Flow of Matter and Energy
  • 5E/M1b. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that plants use the energy from light to make sugars from carbon dioxide and water.
  • 5E/M3a. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that energy can change from one form to another in living things.
  • 5E/M3c. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that almost all food energy comes originally from sunlight.

11. Common Themes

11A. Systems
  • 11A/M1. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that a system can include processes as well as things.
  • 11A/M2. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that thinking about things as systems means looking for how every part relates to others. The output from one part of a system (which can include material, energy, or information) can become the input to other parts. Such feedback can serve to control what goes on in the system as a whole.
11B. Models
  • 11B/E4**. By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that models are very useful for communicating ideas about objects, events, and processes. When using a model to communicate about something, it is important to keep in mind how it is different from the thing being modeled.
  • 11B/M1*. By the end of the 8th grade, students should know that models are often used to think about processes that happen too slowly, too quickly, or on too small a scale to observe directly. They are also used for processes that are too vast, too complex, or too dangerous to study.

Copyright
© Copyright The Concord Consortium

Record Link
<a href="">The Concord Consortium. Leaf Photosynthesis. Concord: The Concord Consortium, 2010, September 15.</a>

AIP
Leaf Photosynthesis (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 15), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

AJP
Leaf Photosynthesis (The Concord Consortium, Concord, 2010, September 15), WWW Document, (https://concord.org/).

APA
Leaf Photosynthesis. (2010, September 15). Retrieved 2017, March 30, from The Concord Consortium: https://concord.org/

Disclaimer: The Concord Consortium offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure.

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Innovative Technology in Science InquiryThis resource is a part of the Concord Consortium's Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry project.

Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Biology
Focus Area
Modeling and Simulation
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