Cuticle Of The Leaf: Function & Concept


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What is transpiration?

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1. Which part of a leaf allows for gas exchange between the plant and the environment?

2. Which two parts are adaptations that help a plant prevent water loss?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The leaf cuticle was a key adaptation in the movement of plants from water to land, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its function as well as related plant components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and functions of:

  • Transpiration
  • The parts of the leaf
  • Benefits of the cuticle

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define transpiration
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the benefits and drawbacks of the cuticle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what part of the plant makes the cuticle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to visually identify different parts of the plant and answer questions about their function

Additional Learning

To learn more about plant adaptation, review the accompanying lesson called the Cuticle Of The Leaf: Function & Concept. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Examine diagrams that show the parts of the leaf
  • Define cutin
  • Define guard cells and understand their function