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Photosynthesis Under Variable Environmental Conditions

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

A simple simulator that allows users to change a range of variables such as the color of light, brightness of light, and carbon dioxide concentration, and then note their impact on the photosynthetic efficiency of a plant.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What are the factors that influence photosynthesis?
  2. How does the increase in carbon dioxide levels affect the rate of photosynthesis?
About Tool
Tool Name Photosynthesis- A Simple Virtual Lab
Discipline Biological Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Botany, Photosynthesis, Photosynthetic Efficiency, Factors affecting Photosynthesis
Climate Topic Climate and the Biosphere
Type of tool Classroom/Laboratory Activity
Grade Level High School
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Lifelong Kindergarten Group
Hosted at MIT Media Lab
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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