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  Earth Science
  Life Science
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Hands-on Activity

Leaves Are the Place to Be

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Summary
In this activity, students will explore the structures within a leaf where the process of photosynthesis occurs. Students will work in groups to create a demonstration (human model) of one of the processes within a leaf. Each group will be given a vocabulary term or concept to act out explaining their process.
Overview
Topic: Plants and Energy
Real World Science Topics:
  • An evaluation of the common physical characteristics of plants
  • An evaluation of the relationship between plants’ characteristics and their function
  • An understanding that chemical processes breakdown substances to be used as energy in living organisms
Objective
Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the structure and function of leaf parts by modeling their function. Students will analyze how air and water are required for plant growth.

Activity Difficulty Rating: 1 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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