Floating leaf disks for observing and investigating photosynthesis

Floating leaf disks for observing and investigating photosynthesis
Publication Date: October, 2016
Type of Resource: Practical activity/investigation

This online resource provides a way of demonstrating photosynthesis in action.

The procedure used for this investigation was produced by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis.

It is well illustrated and uses leaf disks suspended in water to demonstrate the production of oxygen during photosynthesis.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation... > ACSIS140
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and... > ACSIS141
  • Year 8 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and... > ACSIS139
  • Year 8 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs that carry out specialised... > ACSSU150
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and... > ACSIS165
  • Year 9 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and Predicting > Formulate questions or hypotheses that can be investigated scientifically > ACSIS164
  • Year 9 > Science Understanding > Biological Sciences > Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic... > ACSSU176