|Subject Area||Comprehensive Science III|
|Unit of Instruction||Matter Cycles - Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration|
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|
• describe the process of photosynthesis using word equations:
carbon dioxide + water + sunlight —> sugar (food) + oxygen + water
NOS Focus- Making predictions and using evidence to draw conclusions