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Photosynthesis Role Play Science Activity

Photosynthesis Role Play Science Activity

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Grade level

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Resource Type

Activities, Centers


Biology, General Science, Science

You have to teach about photosynthesis, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry about it, because I’ve got you covered with this exciting role play activity all about photosynthesis! You’ll receive everything you need, including a lesson plan, role play slips, diagrams, and, of course, lots of fun for your students!

**This activity is also included as a lesson within my Plant Unit. You can check that out here!**

Check out the preview for details!

This Activity Includes:

✓ A grade-level-friendly overview of photosynthesis

✓ Identifying the function of the root system, leaves, and stem

✓ An overview of the conversion of carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water to sugar

✓ Brief descriptions of each step of photosynthesis

✓ The sun’s role as fuel

With This Activity You’ll Get:

✓ A detailed lesson plan

✓ 8 unique role play slips

✓ Group activities and cooperative learning

✓ 8 role play cards to laminate (both colored and black & white versions available)

✓ Photosynthesis diagrams for both class and individual use

✓ Brief worksheet to check for understanding

✓ Answer key

.… and so much more!

How You Can Use This Activity:

  ✓ As a day lesson to review or introduce photosynthesis

  ✓ As a supplement to an already established program

  ✓ Science centers or literacy centers

  ✓ Integrate into reader’s workshop

  ✓ Whole group or small group

  ✓ Enrichment activities

  ✓ Hands-on engagement

Other Related Products You May Enjoy:

Plant’s Structure and Functions Craftivity

Plant Task Cards

Plant Causation Cards

Final Notes:

While I recommend printing in color and laminating materials for future use, it is not necessary. These materials print just fine in grayscale.

If you see ANYTHING that needs modifying, or if you have any questions, please contact me via the Q&A. I take my product creation and your satisfaction very seriously! Thanks!

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Don’t Miss Out!

This activity is perfect for tutors, paraprofessionals, volunteers, and substitutes! It is low prep, too!

This activity is perfect if you have to teach about photosynthesis but aren’t sure how or are just starting out! This activity saves you time! Additionally, with a detailed lesson plan, it’s perfect for when you have a substitute!

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3 reviews
    Becky K.
    09 Jul 2023
    Loved using this unit. It was very engaging for my students.
    Debbie Smith
    09 Jul 2023
    This was a fun activity helping to review photosynthesis.
    Marissa Shipman
    09 Jul 2023
    My students loved getting to act out the parts of photosynthesis! I felt it helped them understand the process as well.