Description

Traditionally, photosynthesis has been seen as the domain of biology, with some input from chemistry when dealing with chromatography, while, apart from a passing reference to the colour of leaves, physics has tended to steer clear of the process that provides the lifeblood of human existence. This article outlines how a recent technological advance can be used as a teaching resource in all three branches of science.

Cross-curricular

More from this issue

This article outlines a model for thinking about the effectiveness of practical activities in school science and how this might be evaluated. This...

Jan 2009
Journal Article

It is commonly accepted that practical work is an essential part of studying science. It is universally accepted that it can help to develop both...

Jan 2009
Journal Article

This article describes two research projects that use specially designed curriculum materials enhanced by handheld computers to promote scientific...

Jan 2009
Journal Article