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Students will be able to define photosynthesis and describe its process.

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LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Plants, alga (including phytoplankton), and many microorganisms use the
energy from light to make sugars (food) from carbon dioxide from the
atmosphere and water through the process of photosynthesis, which also
releases oxygen. These sugars can be used immediately or store for
growth or later use.


View the resources and video below to get a better understanding of what we have been covering in class about photosynthesis.

Read an overview about photosynthesis here.

Photosynthesis Cycle

View the two image above from ducksters website. Copy this into your "Discovery Notebooks."

Jam out to this video/song here.


Please see the Google Form below for today's BIG Question! Make sure to include at least 5 sentences.

IF you cannot see the Google Form above on the BIG Question, please click this link below.


“Biology for Kids.” Ducksters Educational Site, 2018,

KidsLearningTube. “Leaf Song/Photosynthesis/Photosynthesis for Kids.” YouTube, YouTube, 21 Feb. 2016,

"What Is Photosynthesis.” Smithsonian Science Education Center, 27 Mar. 2018,

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