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Photosynthesis in Sun and Shade

Key Stage

Key Stage 4

Summary of Investigation

Several species of plants which grow in Gordon and Woburn Squares show clear morphological differences between leaves which grow in full sunlight and leaves which grow in shade. In this investigation, students sample sun and shade shoots of stinging nettle and consider differences in leaf size and internode length.

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Whole investigation
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Analysis and Evaluation