AP LAB: Photosynthesis Procedures: – 1. Prepare 300mL of 0.2% bicarbonate solution for each experiment.(CO 2 ) – 2. Pour the bicarbonate solution into a clear plastic cup (100 mL). Label cup w/CO 2 – 3. Fill the second cup (100 mL) with water. Label this w/o CO 2 – 4. Add 1 drop of diluted liquid soap to each cup. – 5. Using a hole puncher, cut 10 or more uniform leaf disks for each cup. – 6. Obtain 2-10cc syringe and place 10 leaf disks inside the each barrel. Replace the piston, be careful not to crush the leaf disks. Push in the plunger until only a small volume of air and leaf disk remain.
–7. Pull a small volume (5cc) of sodium bicarbonate + soap from your cup into one syringe and a small volume (5cc) of water + soap from your cup into the other syringe. 8. Make a vacuum in the plunger to draw the air out of the leaf tissue. ( This is the most difficult step to master). – 9. Pour the disks and solution from the syringe into the appropriate cups. – 10. Place both cups under the light source and start the timer. After every minute, count the number of disks floating. Continue until all the disks are floating. – 11. Record your data – 12. NOW: test 2 other variables and collect data.
Lab #5 Photosynthesis Questions???? 1. What variables of the plant leaves might affect the net rate of photosynthesis? 2. What environmental factors might affect the rate of photosynthesis?