Thursday, June 17, 2010

Photosynthesis - The Light Reactions - Graphic Organizer - Storyboarding



I use storyboarding to teach the processes of protein synthesis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration.  I introduce my students to the concept of storyboarding by showing them this American Film Institute video, which can be found at either of these two web sites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWPjjoOFIu8  or
http://www.afi.com/education/screened/demo/screened_tables_student.aspx
However, the above links have now become unavailable.  I'm leaving them in there for reference.
But I found another website that has the video!!!  https://app.schooltube.com/video/d2525f42fd3809f3dabd/Storyboarding%20(AFI's%20Lights,%20Camera,%20Education!)
I did find a website with a video about storyboarding on this website, even though it is not nearly as good as the original, I does give students ideas about drawing out stories as pictures or cartoons.
http://uwsslec.libguides.com/c.php?g=187016&p=1236350

Here are the hand outs for Act I of Photosynthesis - The Light Reactions (see example key at the bottom of this post):
Storyboard - Act I - The Light Reactions of Photosynthesis
NAME__________________________________________________________________

DIRECTIONS FOR STORYBOARD ACTIVITY—PHOTOSYNTHESIS—THE LIGHT REACTIONS

THE SAMPLE PICTURE BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE FOR SOME IDEAS IN PRESENTING YOUR INFORMATION.

1. NUMBER EACH STORY SQUARE IN THE PROPER SEQUENCE SO THAT
    THE READER CAN FOLLOW THE STORY.
    1 PT.

2. PUT IN AT LEAST EIGHT FACTS THAT HELP EXPLAIN PHOTOSYNTHESIS.
    1 PT. EACH

3. ON YOUR STORYBOARD, USE THESE VOCABULARY WORDS AT LEAST
    ONCE. MAKE THEM BOLD.
    PIGMENT
    CHLOROPHYLL(S)
    CHLOROPLAST(S)
    THYLAKOID(S)
    STROMA
    GRANA
    PHOTOSYSTEM(S)
    PHOTOSYNTHESIS
    1 PT. EACH

4. DEFINE THE ABOVE VOCABULARY WORDS ON THE BACK OF YOUR
    STORYBOARD.
    1 PT.EACH

5. IN THE FIRST SQUARE, INCLUDE THE SUMMARY CHEMICAL EQUATION
    FOR PHOTOSYNTHESIS.
    1 PT.

6. IN THE LAST SQUARE, INCLUDE THE THREE MOLECULES THAT ARE THE
    END PRODUCTS OF THE LIGHT REACTIONS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS.
    1 PT.EACH

Here are the example storyboards:



In my next post, I will upload the graphic organizer for the Act II - Calvin Cycle of Photosynthesis.  And after that, I will be uploading the graphic organizers for cellular respiration and protein synthesis, as I get them completed.

Article -- Photosynthesis puzzle solved:

Here are some examples of books that utilize graphics to teach:
http://www.powells.com/book/manga-guide-to-molecular-biology-9781593272029/2-2
Also, Larry Gonick's cartoon guides are fun and informative:
http://www.powells.com/SearchResults?kw=title:larry%20gonick

For the storyboarding graphic organizers you may visit my other posts:
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2010/06/protein-synthesis-graphic-organizer.html
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2010/06/cellular-respiration-graphic-organizer.html
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2010/06/photosynthesis-calvin-cycle-graphic.html
http://cavalierscience.blogspot.com/2010/06/photosynthesis-light-reactions-graphic.html

If you find links in my blog that do not work, please let me know by submitting a comment.  I would like to keep everything up-to-date and relevant.

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