Calvin Cycle

Calvin Cycle

The second stage of photosynthesis can proceed without light, so its steps are sometimes called “light-independent” or “dark” reactions. Many biologists honor the scientist, Melvin Calvin, who won a 1961 Nobel Prize for working out this complex set of chemical reactions, naming it the Calvin cycle .

CK-12 (High School)

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the Calvin cycle support life here on earth?
STANDARDS:
RST.1 - Analysis & Evidence, RST.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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