Cabomba caroliniana has been placed on the EU list of alien invasive species.

Under European Union regulations, “it is an offence in the UK to keep, cultivate, breed, transport, sell or exchange this species, or release it, intentionally or unintentionally, into the environment.”

Until we can find a native species that will perform in the same way in classroom photosynthesis experiments, we are using Egeria najasSee Egeria info.

Experiments with Egeria najas:

Investigating photosynthesis in Knotted Wrack, a common Scottish Seaweed

Download a classroom-friendly protocol here.

Create your own copy of this digital jotter for your learners.

Create your own copy of the interactive results file.

Activities with algae:

  • Action spectra using immobilised algae – Protocol
  • Background notes on immobilised algae (originally produced by SAPS)
  • Protocol for using immobilised algae
  • Protocol for producing an algal tube

PowerPoint files

Note these are provided here as pdf files; originals are available and can be requested:

Card-based activities:

NASA Earth Observatory Videos: