ERIC Number: EJ1044266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
A Forgotten Application of the Starch Test: C[subscript 4] Photosynthesis
Harley, Suzanne M.
American Biology Teacher, v75 n6 p421-422 Aug 2013
In many labs on photosynthesis, the presence of starch in leaves is used as an indirect indicator of photosynthetic activity. Students do starch tests on leaves from plants that have been kept under a variety of conditions in order to check parameters for photosynthesis. The starch test can also be used to enable students to discover differences between plants that use C[subscript 3] or C[subscript 4] photosynthesis.
Descriptors: Botany, Plants (Botany), Science Activities, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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