Function of Roots: Lesson for Kids


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What are the three main jobs of plant roots?

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1. Within a root of a plant, the vascular cylinder has small tubes that can transport water, oxygen and nutrients _____.

2. Which root system grows its roots straight out of the stem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz will check your knowledge of root systems, including their types, layers and main functions. You'll get your scores for the interactive quiz as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you understand the following:

  • Main jobs of roots
  • The vascular cylinder and how it transports water and nutrients
  • Root systems and where they grow
  • Types of root systems
  • Layers that make up a root

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the related lesson on root systems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you understand how root systems work
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as vascular cylinder
  • Information recall - remember what you learned about the main jobs of root systems

Additional Learning

Make sure you fully understand what roots do by viewing the lesson called Function of Roots: Lesson for Kids. Below are a few of the things you'll learn about:

  • Aerial roots
  • Why the root system is considered an organ
  • What a tap root is
  • What type of roots a palm tree has