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ERIC Number: EJ939388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9266
Photosynthesis in Plants with Non-Green Leaves
Vartak, Rehka
Journal of Biological Education, v40 n4 p178-180 2006
Enquiry based learning is an important tool in science teaching. Students of Class XI (16-17 years old) were asked to hypothesise on the role of different pigments found in plants with non-green leaves. The majority hypothesised that these plants were devoid of chlorophylls and some other pigments performed the function of photosynthesis. Their ideas were tested with some laboratory activities. These activities involved sectioning of leaves, partitioning pigments into a two-phase solvent system and finding absorption spectra. These activities are simple to perform and self-explanatory, so the hypotheses can be easily validated. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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