Duration: 2½ Weeks / 8¾ Hours
NS CAPS, Page 15 and 47

After the completion of Topic 1 the learners will be able to:

  • explain why a plant can make its own food (See CAPS page 51)
  • explain how chlorophyll, sunlight, water, carbon dioxide and soil play a role in the process of photosynthesis
  • draw a simple illustration of the process of photosynthesis
  • explain and dramatize how photosynthesis occurs
  • test whether a food product is a starch or a sugar
  • explain how plants use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.

Content and Concepts: Please select a sub-category below.

toolsYou will need


  • Computer
  • Data projector
  • Speakers
  • Internet connection

Powerpoints and Photocopies

Available on category pages
  • PowerPoints
  • Worksheets
  • Quiz

School Resources

  • Dropper and iodine


  • large picture cut-outs of the following
    • Sun
    • green plant with roots
    • green leaves
  • cardboard posters with the following words
    • light energy
    • carbon dioxide
    • oxygen
    • water
    • soil
  • Old magazines or advertisements containing pictures of plant products
  • Containers containing different food products, e.g. bread, cooked rice, flour, potato, oil, boiled egg, cheese salt, apple, banana, etc.)