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Interactive video lesson plan for: Photosynthesis

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Lyrics
Chorus
Photosynthesis, let's get into this
Discussion of sunlight, and transfer of energy.
Photosynthesis, let's get into this
Process of chemical reactions and synergy.

Verse I
Plants take water, sun, and CO2,
to make glucose: the sugar that they use for food
They also put oxygen into the air
So we can share, because oxygen is everywhere
The energy transforms from solar to chemical
All the time, everywhere, the process is identical
In every plant, and every tree
Enabling all living things to be

Chorus

Verse II
Let's take a look at the light reaction
Making chemical energy when light is captured
electrons flow through the photo systems
Flowing so fast you might have missed 'em
Within the chloroplast lies the action
The thylakoid membrane is where it happens
ATP and NADPH
Are products of light, water, air, and space

Chorus

Verse III
The Calvin cycle, or dark reaction
Doesn't need direct sunlight for it to run right.
CO2 from the air enters the chloroplast
Mixing with organic molecules for the last time
With the help of the enzyme Rubisco
Carbon Fixation—I thought you knew this yo!
It forms a carbohydrate known as G3P
It's created, recreated, and recycled you see

Chorus

Bridge
Leaves on trees and even weeds meet needs
Making oxygen we need to breathe
You want to learn it with ease? You want to master the keys?
It's photosynthesis, listen to this please

Chorus

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Tagged under: Photosynthesis,Biology,Science,Plants,Sun,Water,Carbon Dioxide,Carbohydrates,Rap,Math,Electronics,Hiphop

5 questions

1. What is photosynthesis? (00:00:25)

2. What do plants put into the air? (00:00:32)

3. What would happen to living beings if there was a large drought? (00:00:47)

4. Name some plants that you eat. (00:02:05)

5. Describe how Photosynthesis is a chemical reaction. (00:03:10)

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