How is water transported in plants? – Empiribox

Plants

Lesson: How is water transported in plants?

In this lesson we are going to explore the journey of water to all parts of the plant and how it evaporates through the leaves. We will identify that this process is called TRANSPIRATION.  Our investigation will explore the rate of transpiration in plants and which factors can affect it. Your teacher will tell you which scientific skill, either Planning or Presenting and analysing data or Evaluation, to focus on during this lesson.

 

Before you start

Print out the worksheet that is in the Resources section or alternatively download it to your computer to fill in digitally.

 

You will need the following items for the practical investigation in this lesson :

a ruler, some celery, blue food colouring, 4 glasses, a plate or a chopping board, a scissors, water, a vase and some white flowers.

When you’re ready

Watch the video and carry out the work, including the investigation, as prompted by the scientist on the screen. Have fun!

 

Below is the list of key words you will come across during the course of the lesson:

data

leaves

minerals

results

root

stomata

sugar

transport

vein

xylem