The chloroplast in photosynthetic organisms like plants capture light energy from the sun. They then convert this light energy to chemical energy that is stored in sugar. This process of light conversion is called photosynthesis. This process of photosynthesis nourishes the entire ecosystem either directly or indirectly. In this lesson students will travel inside of a plant cell and see the structural adaptations that allow it to photosynthesize. The class will learn the difference between an autotroph and heterotroph and go on a scavenger hunt to find them. Class will also discuss the two steps of photosynthesis and what goes in and comes out of each step. Class ends with a field trip to a rain forest in Venezuela to scale Angel Falls.
Plant Cell field trip : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmgf0VDDlH8&t=52s Suggested IFXs for scavenger hunt: Autotrophs are already a part of the rainforest setting but you can add any additional plants or flowers. Heterotrophs: clouded leopard, tiger, rat, birds, python, viper, mushrooms,