Plants Activity 4.2 Overview

Target Student Performance

Students explain how matter moves and changes and how energy changes during cellular respiration in a potato plant’s cells.

Resources You Provide

Resources Provided

Recurring Resources


Print one copy of the 4.2 Explanations Tool for Potato Cellular Respiration for each student. Return students’ completed versions of the 3.5 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Plants for review. In this activity, your students will need to use the Three Questions Explanation Checklist on the back of the Three Questions Handout. Be sure to have this available to students, and see the notes in the Modifications at the end of the Activity for ideas about how to use it.