Plants Activity 5.1 Differentiation

  • Remind students of the terms Large Organic Molecules and Small Organic Molecules with examples from past units.
  • Strategic grouping with strong speakers
  • Hand out individual Potato 11 x 17 Poster for students to trace molecules that can be written on
  • Work on 5.1 Tracing Atoms and Energy in Plants Worksheet together and create a pie chart to show what makes up plants from the information students gather
  • Have the students “act out” biosynthesis by assigning them molecules using signs. Have them move around the room to represent the processes by linking hands.
Extending the Learning
  • Have students research the role of nitrogen in plants for homework and share what they learn. Ask: How do plants and animals obtain and use nitrogen differently?