- UC Museum of Paleontology
- Evo Connection slide set
Time: 5 minutes
This short slide set explains the existence of photorespiration using evolutionary history. Save the slide set to your computer to view the explanation and notes that go along with each slide.
- [History of life: Grades 13-16] Living things have had a major influence on the composition of the atmosphere and on the surface of the planet.
- [Evidence of evolution: Grades 13-16] An organism's features reflect its evolutionary history.
- [Evidence of evolution: Grades 13-16] There is a fit between organisms and their environments, though not always a perfect fit.
- [Evidence of evolution: Grades 13-16] There is a fit between the form of a trait and its function, though not always a perfect fit.
- [Mechanisms of evolution: Grades 13-16] Depending on environmental conditions, inherited characteristics may be advantageous, neutral, or detrimental.
There are no NGSS/DCI concepts currently linked to this resource.
Use this resource to relate evolutionary concepts to the topics of photosynthesis and photorespiration (or get more suggestions for incorporating evolution throughout your biology syllabus). Incorporate these slides immediately after you've discussed basic photosynthesis and photorespiration, as an introduction to C4 and CAM carbon fixation.
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