- William Allred, Carrie Robledo
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9-12 Biology: Breakout EDU: Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration
Analyze overall reactions including reactants and products for photosynthesis and respiration and factors which affect their rates. (pH, temperature, light, etc.) Conclude that energy production by organisms is vital for maintaining homeostasis and that maintenance of homeostasis is necessary for life.
|Name of Project
|Breakout EDU: Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration
|Bio.4.2.1 Analyze photosynthesis and cellular respiration in terms of how energy is stored, released, and transferred within and between these systems.
|Driving Question / Problem / Activator
|How is energy captured during the process of photosynthesis and then released through the process of cellular respiration?
|Analyze overall reactions including reactants and products for photosynthesis and respiration and factors which affect their rates. (pH, temperature, light, etc.) Conclude that energy production by organisms is vital for maintaining homeostasis and that maintenance of homeostasis is necessary for life.
|Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)
|BreakOut EDU kits w/ platform access
|Photosynthesis, cellular respiration, ATP,
|The problem is to “break out” of the “escape room” given a series of clues and problems related to the topics of photosynthesis & cellular respiration. Students must work together as a team in an allotted period of time.
|As a team, students must come up with a plan for how they will work together most effectively to escape the room as they compete against their peers.
|Scenarios will be provided as well as materials needed to escape.
|Use the plan of attack on the first level of escape. Compare to how other teams are working.
|Continue with remaining levels if strategy is working. If not, come up with a better plan of working together to solve the presented problems.
|Closure / Student Reflections
|Winning teams will receive prizes. Students will fill out a reflection after the activity to reflect on their strategies for completing the activity and whether or not they were successful compared to other teams.
|Possible Modifications / Extensions
|Students could develop their own break out game provided a rubric and parameters.
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