Developed by Dr. Laura Murray, University of MD Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point Laboratory
Students conduct a hands-on science experiment focusing on how different levels of light affectin seagrass.
Students will understand the principles governing experimental design, including formulating a question, developing a hypothesis, and understanding controls and variables; students will understand the fundamental concepts associated with plant photosynthesis.
Students should follow the same instructions outlined below in the Student Worksheet, which you can download from the Lesson Resources section.
Part A: Determining the Initial oxygen concentration
Part B. Determining the Final oxygen concentration
Results: Data Analysis
Part C. Determining Photosynthesis in relation to light level
9-12 A. Science as Inquiry
9-12 C. Life Science
9-12 F. Science in Personal and Social Perspectives