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Photosynthesis StudyJam

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Photosynthesis StudyJam


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Type: Interactive/Game


The classroom resource provides a video that will describe the process of photosynthesis. In addition, there is a sing-along video that students can perform karaoke-style that will help them remember the steps of this process. After utilizing these two resources, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.

Content Standard(s):
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 5
9 ) Construct an illustration to explain how plants use light energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into a storable fuel, carbohydrates, and a waste product, oxygen, during the process of photosynthesis.

Unpacked Content
Scientific And Engineering Practices:
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Crosscutting Concepts: Energy and Matter
Disciplinary Core Idea: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
  • Construct and label an illustration that demonstrates the process of photosynthesis and the conversion of carbon dioxide and water into storable fuel, carbohydrates and oxygen.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • convert
  • carbohydrates
  • waste product
  • photosynthesis
  • carbon dioxide
  • produces
  • oxygen
Students know:
  • What plants need to survive.
  • Parts of plants and their functions in the process of photosynthesis.
  • The sun is the source of energy.
  • Plants are producers.
Students are able to:
  • Construct an illustration to explain the scientific phenomenon of photosynthesis.
Students understand that:
  • Plants are producers of energy through the process of photosynthesis.
AMSTI Resources:
AMSTI Module:
Dynamics of Ecosystems

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.5.9- Using a given model, recognize that plants use light energy to make their own food during the process of photosynthesis.

Tags: carbon dioxide, light energy, oxygen, photosynthesis, plants, song, water
License Type: Custom Permission Type
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AccessibilityAudio resources: includes a transcript or subtitles

The karaoke version of the song provides lyrics that can be viewed on the screen or be printed.

The test may be completed as a whole group or independently on student devices. 

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Author: Hannah Bradley