Q3W1: January 6 – January 10, 2020

TeacherJamie Newcomb
Subject AreaComprehensive Science III
Grade Level8
Week #19
Unit of InstructionMatter Cycles - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
Standard(s) Taught

SC.8.L.18.1  Describe and investigate the process of photosynthesis, such as the roles of light, carbon dioxide, water and chlorophyll; production of food; release of oxygen.

SC.8.N.1.6  Understand that scientific investigations involve the collection of relevant empirical evidence, the use of logical reasoning, and the application of imagination in devising hypotheses, predictions, explanations and models to make sense of the collected evidence.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will:

• describe the process of photosynthesis using word equations:

                   carbon dioxide + water +  sunlight —> sugar (food) + oxygen + water
• describe the role of light, carbon dioxide and water in photosynthesis
• describe the role of chlorophyll in the process of photosynthesis 
• differentiate which organisms undergo photosynthesis 

NOS Focus-  Making predictions and using evidence to draw conclusions

Classroom Activities
  • Set up of Interactive Science Notebook for second half of year
  • Review of plant and animal cell organelles and their functions
  • Review of the parts of a plant and its functions
  • Read article called “Why do plants need sunlight?”
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