Photosynthesis Science Games

In this series of games, your students will learn how plants convert energy to nourish themselves. The Photosynthesis learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.

Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.

Concepts Covered

During photosynthesis, plants take in materials from their environment and convert them into food that the plants need to live and grow.

Sunlight is the main source of energy that drives this process. Plants convert it into energy for a chemical reaction, which turns water (absorbed in the roots) and carbon dioxide (absorbed from the air) into oxygen and sugar.

The plant gets its nutrients from this sugar, called glucose. It releases the oxygen into the air for humans and other animals to breathe.

In total, there are nine games in this learning objective, including:

  • Ms. Rose and Photosynthesis!
  • Bob the Botanist (A Game about Photosynthesis)
  • The Journey of Energy
  • Photosynthesis in the garden
  • Broom Zoom
  • Bubbly Synthesis
  • Sprouts vs. Roots
  • Eureka – Photosynthesis
  • Wizzy – Power of Plants

A further preview of each game is below.

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Tags: photosynthesis, nutrients, glucose, sunlight, water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, chloroplasts, chlorophyll, cellular respiration, homeostasis, energy

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