Pondweed investigation

A practical investigation for year 6 and P7 linking to the topics living things and habitats and biodiversity and interdependence. It’s hard to see photosynthesis in action… until you get hold of some pondweed! Pupils will set up their own investigations to see how light and temperature affect the rate that oxygen gas is produced by pondweed.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan, which includes a scientific explanation
  • A PowerPoint explaining photosynthesis
  • Instructions for both experiments

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Canadian pondweed
  • A Desk lamp
  • Thermometers
  • Stopwatches
  • Clear narrow containers
Year 6
Living things and habitats
Pondweed investigation

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