Learning Styles: Independent (student resource), Classroom based
Resource Type: Document, Lesson Plan
Since many foods have multiple ingredients, it is recommended that students should choose the main ingredient. Some foods have very short energy paths, such as vegetables, whereas others, such as meat are somewhat longer. Students will discover this fact since it is “worth more points”. This is a good introduction to the energy-pyramid in the food chain.
All green plants contain chlorophyll that absorbs sunlight. The chlorophyll is in small bodies called chloroplasts. The solar energy absorbed by the chlorophyll is used by the plant to activate a process called photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis is a process whereby the plant uses water and carbon dioxide to create compounds called carbohydrates.
Fruit bearing plants such as the tomato store carbohydrates in the fleshy part of the fruit as well as in all other parts of the plant.
Discuss the significance of the presence or absence of green pigmentation in the plant leaves.Energy from the Sun - Student Investigations