Explore how plants and algae carryout photosynthesis
Study the importance of photosynthesis to plants and algae as well as the conditions needed in order for it to occur. Your students will demonstrate that light is needed for the production of starch during this critical process. They will also determine the wavelength at which the rate of photosynthesis is optimized in chlorella, by measuring their rate of growth and release of oxygen. Using the prepared microscope slides which are included, your class will also identify and study the leaf structures necessary for photosynthesis and their respective functions. Includes everything needed for a class of 40 students, including a chlorella MicroLIVE™ culture.