. green plants release oxygen when exposed to light
How would you demonstrate that green plants release oxygen when exposed to light?
(a) Place some water plants (Elodea or Hydrilla) in a beaker containing pond water and cover them by a short-stemmed funnel.
(b) Invert a test-tube full of water over the stem of the funnel. (Ensure that the level of water in the beaker is above the level of the stem of the inverted funnel).
(c) Place the apparatus in the sun for a few hours. Bubbles of the gas will collect in the test-tube.
(d) Test the gas in the test-tube. A glowing splinter bursts into a flame which shows the presence of oxygen.