Chapter 10: Photosynthesis contains external links to:

  • Photosynthesis Tutorial and Problem Set I
  • Photosynthesis Tutorial and Problem Set II
  • "Lights Out" Experiment
  • Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.

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The objectives of this problem set are to test your understanding of how light energy is converted into different forms of chemical energy during photosynthesis, to review the equations for the light reactions of photosynthesis, to study the pathway for electron transport during cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation, and to explore the mechanism for coupling electron transport to ATP synthesis. Instructions: The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem. 1. Chloroplast compartments 2. Energy source for ATP formation 3. Overall redox reaction 4. Result of electron transport 5. Overall energy source 6. Events during light reaction 7. Cyclic photophosphorylation 8. Equation for light reaction 9. Fate of excited pigment molecules 10. Overall result of photosynthesis 11. Photosystem II features This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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The objectives for this problem set are to review the location and overall reactions of carbohydrate biosynthesis during photosynthesis, including RUBISCO, and to understand the difference between C3 and C4 plant leaf anatomy and pathways for carbohydrate biosynthesis. Instructions: The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem. 1. Calvin experiment 2. Calvin cycle reactions 3. Equation for dark reaction 4. Calvin cycle experiment 5. Basic equation of photosynthesis 6. Dark reactions 7. Products of the dark reactions 8. C4 plants 9. C4 photosynthesis This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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'Lights Out' Experiment

by Alison Loomis

Do plants need sun to be green? This experiment asks this very question. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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This resource links to information, games, and experiments on learning how plants prepare for winter: PROJECT 1 - Separate Colors in a Green Leaf using Chromatography PROJECT 2 - Separate Colors in a Fall Leaf using Chromatography PROJECT 3 - Observe how light affects color development This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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