Photosynthesis and Plant Productivity

Food productionThin layer chromatography


Activities with algae:

  • Background notes on immobilised algae (originally produced by SAPS)
  • Protocol for using immobilised algae
  • Immobilised algae powerpoint (note this is provided here as a pdf file; originals are available and can be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Measurement of compensation point
  • Photosynthesis


The Hill Reaction


Photosynthesis, food production and turbocharging

An activity to encourage learners to develop as scientifically literate citizens. After completing appropriate practical work on the topic of photosynthesis learners could be  given the following activity which will encourage them to look at innovative ways of maximising food production through the understanding of photosynthesis. The activity and the related  articles all relate directly to the curriculum and could form the basis of assignments on the topic of photosynthesis.


NASA Earth Observatory Videos:





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