Types of Roots: Lesson for Kids


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The two main functions of a root are to bring nutrients to the plant and to _____.

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1. What is special about aerial roots?

2. A carrot is actually a long _____ that we can eat.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You probably know that almost all plants have roots and without them they would die. This short quiz/worksheet will help you discover how much you know about what roots do and the different types of roots.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will ask you about:

  • What roots do
  • Aerial roots
  • What kind of root a carrot is
  • Storage roots
  • Fibrous roots

Skills Practiced

The quiz will test the following abilities:

  • Information recall - remember what you learned about what roots do for plants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about certain types of roots
  • Making connections - with this knowledge identify examples of the different types of roots

Additional Learning

Learn more about roots by completing the lesson Types of Roots: Lesson for Kids. This lesson will help you study for the quiz/worksheet and learn more about:

  • Why roots are important
  • Three common types of roots
  • What the different type of roots look like