Lessons in This Chapter:

4.1 Transport

4.2 Photosynthesis

4.3 Cellular Respiration


The suggested activity for this chapter is the leaf chromatography experiment. Remember that you can use coffee filters instead of the chromatography paper. If you want to do more experiments, there are several osmosis experiments and one respiration experiment that are easy to do and use common materials.

Additional/Alternate Books


Plethora Lesson Notes

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Hands-On Activities

Choose either of the following:

directions Leaf Chromatography

directions Paper Chromatography of a Spinach Leaf (this .pdf has tables and questions to answer)

Here’s a video of the experiment:

Egg Osmosis Lab

Gummi Bear Osmosis Lab

Osmosis Lab – Using carrots, celery, and raisins


Respiration in Yeast

Thames & Kosmos TK2 Scope Labs

Lab 6 About Starch in Plant Cells

Extension Activities

The activities in this chapter would count towards the DIY Biologist skill.