100 Greatest Discoveries: Photosynthesis
  • Science → Plants → Photosynthesis
  • Science → Scientists → Jan Ingenhousz

Bill Nye narrates the story of how photosynthesis was discovered. He explains the hypothesis of the experiment that shed light on how plants generate energy.

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  1. What else does a plant need besides sunlight to perform photosynthesis?
  2. During photosynthesis, what gas is removed from the air by plants?

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This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Next Generation Science Standards
    Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.
  • Next Generation Science Standards
    Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

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