Session: Explore Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration with Algae Beads

Explore Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration with Algae Beads 

The rocket that clears the metTeach both photosynthesis and cellular respiration with algae beads in your biology class. This lab is fun, easy to use, and gets students thinking about what types of cells do photosynthesis, respiration, or both. Students will explore both photosynthesis and cellular respiration in a single organism using a simple colorimetric assay to yield qualitative and/or quantitative results. We’ll also demo how to make your own algae beads.

 

Presenters: Mary Clark, Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

 

Student Level: Middle School, High School

Subjects: General Science, Biology, AP Biology, Biotech