Plants Activity 4.1 Overview

Target Student Performance

Students use molecular models to explain how carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms in glucose and oxygen molecules are rearranged into carbon dioxide and water in a potato plant’s cells.

Resources You Provide

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Prepare one model kit, one Molecular Models 11 x 17 Placemat, one pair of scissors, and one set of the Forms of Energy Cards for each pair of students. Print one copy of the 4.1 Molecular Models for Cellular Respiration Worksheet > for each pair of students. Prepare a computer and a projector to display the PPT. Retrieve the materials from Activity 3.5. This may include PPT slides from the lesson in which you typed students’ unanswered questions or a photograph of their unanswered questions.