Power Plants — Additional Resources
|Bang,Holly and Penny Chisolm. Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring Earth to Life. Blue Sky Press. 2009. Through beautiful illustrations and poetic text, this book helps children understand both the process and importance of photosynthesis. Grades 2-6. ISBN: 978-0545044226.|
3-D Leaf Model
Use a 3-D Leaf Model from Kessler Science to help students better understand photosynthesis.
Digital Game: The Ruby Realm
The Ruby Realm is a multi-level adventure game about photosynthesis. Players must navigate a cavern in search of missing friends with the help of Biobot Bob, a robot powered by artificial photosynthesis.
A free app that can be downloaded onto Apple or Android devices. This is a good tool for teachers and classrooms. Easily create bar, line and pie charts that you can customize, save and e-mail or upload. The charts you create can be saved using multiple color schemes and in multiple sizes. The app also works without an internet connection.
Watch PLT’s Photosynthesis Demonstration video, which depicts an alternative to the “Engage” demonstration in the activity. In the video, teacher Beverly Goodger offers some additional variations on this experiment.
Exploring the Secret Life of Trees
The Exploring the Secret Life of Trees animated presentation for students in grades 3-5 explains in detail how an acorn becomes a tree. The audio is available in English and Spanish.