Capillary Action in Plants: Definition & Examples


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Capillary action allows for ______.

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1. ______ is the force that keeps water molecules together.

2. Capillary action occurs when _____ is stronger than ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Plants require capillary action in order to get the nourishment from water they need to live. This worksheet and quiz will help you comprehend how plants use capillary action and what factors determine whether water will be attracted to another material.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these assets, you will be ready to:

  • Explain what adhesion does
  • Describe what capillary action allows and when it occurs
  • Name the force keeping water molecules together
  • Identify what restricts capillary action

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills with this lesson:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information how plants drink in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the nature of capillary action
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the more important information from the lesson on capillary action in plants

Additional Learning

Each of our worksheet and quiz combos have a corresponding lesson. In the lesson regarding capillary action and plants, you will learn to:

  • Track the route of water from soil up through a plant's xylem
  • Describe the behavior of water and how it reacts to different sizes and materials of tubes
  • Understand how water forms drops