Author:
William Allred, Carrie Robledo
Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
  • ATP
  • Cellular Respiration
  • Photosynthesis
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    9-12 Biology: Breakout EDU: Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration

    9-12 Biology: Breakout EDU:  Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration

    Overview

    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. 

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    Engineering Design Process

    Project Description

    Name of ProjectBreakout EDU:  Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration
    Subject AreaBiology
    Targeted StandardsBio.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 / ActivatorHow is energy captured during the process of photosynthesis and then released through the process of cellular respiration?
    Project SummaryAnalyze 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.
    Estimated Time60 minutes
    Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)BreakOut EDU kits w/ platform access
    TagsPhotosynthesis, cellular respiration, ATP,

    Project Outline 

    AskThe 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.
    ImagineAs 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.
    PlanScenarios will be provided as well as materials needed to escape.  
    CreateUse the plan of attack on the first level of escape.  Compare to how other teams are working.
    ImproveContinue 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 ReflectionsWinning 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 / ExtensionsStudents could develop their own break out game provided a rubric and parameters.

    Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

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    Pretest Link: https://forms.gle/bMehyAYqzzSdVXG16

     

    Post-test Link:  https://forms.gle/3umUJNMxJadWVAsi7

     

     

    Credits or Modified From

    Breakout EDU

    https://platform.breakoutedu.com/category/biology

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