Pitch Perfect – The Rate of Photosynthesis of Football Turf



Secondary School



English, German, French, Swedish, Polish, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian

Roots and leaves of football turf are suffering a lot during a football match. For this reason it is vital to encourage the rapid recovery of the damaged grass between two matches: For example by using artificial light.

In ‘Pitch Perfect’ students of secondary school examine in their biology classes the impact of the wavelength of light on the rate of photosynthesis and the plant growth. Therefore the students grow their own grass and examine by using LED lamps which colour of light is absorbed the most by chlorophyll. The absorbed light stimulates light-dependent reactions which support a healthy plant growth.

Authors: Márta Gajdosné Szabó (HU), Janine Hermann (CH), Giorgia Messori (IT), Maaike Smeets (NL), Richard Spencer (GB)

Teaching Materials

Pitch Perfect_EN

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Es grünt so grün_DE

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Le gazon parfait_FR

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Grönt ljus för fotbollsplanen_SV

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Boisko idealne_PL

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La frecuencia perfecta_ES

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Ideální hřiště_CZ

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Fényes kilátások_HU

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This unit is from: Football in Science Teaching

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